Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs) and other guidance

 

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 District Design Guide

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 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. 

Arun District Council is consulting on the Arun District Design Guide Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) from 9th January 2020 until 5pm on 21st February 2020.

A hard copy of the Draft Design Guide can be viewed throughout the consultation period at Arun Civic Centre and Bognor Regis Town Hall and is also available at the libraries within Arun District and here (in four parts due to size):
Consultation Draft Arun Design Guide 1.pdf [pdf] 19MB
Consultation Draft Arun Design Guide 2.pdf [pdf] 25MB
Consultation Draft Arun Design Guide 3.pdf [pdf] 17MB
Consultation Draft Arun Design Guide 4.pdf [pdf] 19MB

The Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Screening FINAL Arun Design Guide SPD SEA Screening.pdf [pdf] 1MB is a supporting document which considers whether the SPD has significant environmental effects and therefore require an SEA to be undertaken.  It has concluded that an SEA is not required. 

You are strongly encouraged to respond using the Council’s consultation portal as the most efficient and accurate way to capture your representation: http://arun.objective.co.uk/portal Please note that the portal will be available from 9am on 9th January 2020.

If this is not possible, we will also accept completed response forms: ADDG Consultation Response Form.pdf [pdf] 147KB by email submitted to: localplan@arun.gov.uk or by post to Arun Civic Centre, Planning Policy, Maltravers Road, Littlehampton, BN17 5LF.

Arun District Council will also be holding two drop-in consultation events so the public can speak to officers about the Design Guide on

  • Monday 13th January 2020 between 3:30 and 5:30pm at Bognor Regis Council Chamber and
  • Saturday 25th January 2020 between 10am and 12:30pm at Bizspace Littlehampton, Courtwick Lane, BN17 7TL.

 

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 Arun District Council Parking Standards January 2020 SPD was officially adopted at the Full Council meeting of 15th January 2020.  The document and the relevant statement of adoption can be viewed using the links below.

Arun Parking Standards SPD.pdf [pdf] 1MB
Adoption Statement.pdf [pdf] 612KB

The previous Parking Standards – October 2000 will go through the process of revocation following this decision and a notice put on this page once this has finished.

 

 

Arun District Public Open Space, Playing Pitches and Built Facilities

The Arun District Council Public Open Space, Playing Pitches and Built Facilities January 2020 SPD was officially adopted at the Full Council meeting of 15th January 2020.  The document, associated Open Space & Play Calculator and the relevant statement of adoption can be viewed using the links below or at Civic Centre, Littlehampton; Bognor Town Hall or any of the libraries within Arun District.

Arun District Public Open Space, Playing Pitches and Built Facilities SPD (hyperlinked to 3rd attachment)

The previous Open Space & Recreation Standards – October 2000 will go through the process of revocation following this decision and a notice put on this page once this has finished.

 

 

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