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. 


URGENT Update - 3rd July

Please note that the consultation end date in the original consultation notification on 2nd of July is incorrect.  The 4 week consultation event will finish at 5pm on 30th July 2019 and not the 25th of July.

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.  It is being consulted on for a 4 week period from 2nd July until 5pm on 30th July 2019.  The document can be viewed and comments submitted through the planning policy consultation portal at or using the Parking Standards form.pdf [pdf] 116KB and returning it to or Parking Standards, Planning Policy; First Floor, Arun Civic Centre; 1 Maltravers Road, Littlehampton; BN17 5LF.


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.  It is also being consulted for a 4 week period from 2nd July until 5pm on 25th July 2019.  This document specifically can be viewed on our planning policy consultation portal or using the POS comment form.pdf [pdf] 116KB and returning it to or POS Standards, Planning Policy; First Floor, Arun Civic Centre; 1 Maltravers Road, Littlehampton; BN17 5LF.


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