Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs)

 

About Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG) 

Supplementary Guidance Notes are prepared by the Local Planning Authority to provide additional advice and guidance on specific planning issues within the district. They are non-statutory documents, but are a material consideration that the council will take into account when considering an application. In addition to which the Council has produced two Supplementary Documents. The Council has produced the following Supplementary Planning Guidance, building upon policies in the Local Plan, providing more detailed advice on particular topics or areas:

These documents can be viewed or obtained from Arun District Council. To receive copies please telephone Planning Services on 01903 737756 or write to us at the address below. 

 

Arun Parking Standards

The Arun District Parking Standards takes standards and evidence produced and consulted on by the County Council, along with its own documentation and tailored it to make it applicable to the situation within Arun District.  The Parking Standards SPD relates to the amount of parking, cycle and electric vehicle charging points expected to be provided within development of differing sizes.

The document that can be viewed below is the final document following public consultation and reporting of the outcomes and suggested modifications presented to the Planning Policy Sub-committee meeting on 15th October and subsequently to be adopted by Full Council on 15th January 2020.  

Arun Parking Standards SPD 09122019.pdf[pdf] 1MB

 

Arun District Public Open Space, Playing Pitches and Built Facilities

The Arun District Council Public Open Space, Playing Pitches and Built Facilities document sets out the national and local planning policy, as well as guidance and then expresses the methodology to be used by developers and development control officers for the calculation of the provision required.

The document that can be viewed below is the final document following public consultation and reporting of the outcomes and suggested modifications presented to the Planning Policy Sub-committee meeting on 15th October and subsequently to be adopted by Full Council on 15th January 2020.  

Arun Open Space, Playing Pitches and Built Facilities SPD.pdf [pdf] 1MB

 

Changing Places toilets

Arun District recognises that there are a proportion of the population with complex disabilities and impairments but that they need to be able to safely and comfortably spend time away from home.  On this basis the District Council wish to promote the inclusion of Changing Place Toilets in as many suitable developments as possible.

ChangingPlacesGuide.pdf [pdf] 1MB

The leaflet below sets out:

  • What these should incorporate;
  • Where these cane be provided;
  • The benefits of providing these facilities;
  • The potential costs involved;  and
  • How they can be installed.

 

New Conservation Area 

Craigweil House was designated by Arun District Council on the 15th April 2009 as a new Conservation Area. It should be noted that Craigweil House is now an additional Conservation Area supplemental to the list of Conservation Areas shown in the Supplementary Planning Guidance Document published in October 2000.
 

Areas of Character Supplementary Planning Guidance 

For information about this, please see the Areas of Character page. 

 

New Standards for Affordable Housing

On the 21st February 2007 Full Council agreed to use new standards for affordable housing which are in line with PPS3. It was agreed that after 1st April 2007 all applications for affordable housing should be considered against the new standards, which can be viewed on the Housing evidence page. 

 

Accommodation for older people and people with disabilities

We are currently consulting with invited stakeholders on standards to be applied to developments of differing sizes.  The document and comment forms can be seen below

Accommodation for Older People and People with Disabilities FINAL Consultation document.pdf [pdf] 1MB

Representation Procedure FINAL Representation Procedure.docx.pdf [pdf] 100KB

Comment Form  Comment Form May_2019.pdf [pdf] 112KB   FINAL Representation Procedure.docx.pdf [pdf] 100KB

 

Arun District Design Guide SPD

The Arun District Design Guide sets out the Council’s expectations with regard to the design quality of new development, and for the preservation, conservation and enhancement of the built and natural environment with its distinctive character and qualities that can be found within the District.

The Arun District Design Guide Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) is intended to provide further detail to the Design policies of the Arun Local Plan (chapter 13) and to raise the standard of design across the District. The SPD will set out what the Council expects development proposals to deliver in terms of the design quality within Arun respectfully responding to landscape, connections, public space, the mix of uses, how buildings relate to their context as well as size, shape and appearance. It is also concerned with vital matters like refuse bins and car parking and is about placemaking; not just about the appearance of buildings.

The Consultation Draft version Arun Design Guide Consultation Draft December 2019.pdf [pdf] 21MB will be taken to Planning Policy Sub Committee on 17th December 2019, following which there will be a 4 week public consultation from 9th January to 6th February 2020.