Supplementary Planning Documents and other guidance

Planning policy guidance documents help the public, agents, applicants and council officers prepare and evaluate development proposals.

There are different types of planning guidance documents that can be used by the council, including:

Supplementary planning documents (SPD)

Supplementary planning documents form part of the planning framework. They provide further details, guidance and principles on the policies in the Local Plan.

It is important to note that SPDs do not form part of the Statutory Development Plan itself however they are material considerations when processing planning applications and development proposals in the borough and must be considered when making a planning decision.

Sustainable Design SPD February 2016

Revised Developer Contributions September 2014

Parking Standards for Residential Development December 2015

Development briefs

Development briefs inform developers and other interested parties of the constraints and opportunities presented by a site and the type of development expected to inform local planning policies.

We have a number of development briefs that have been adopted for various sites

West Park Brief February 2005

Upper High Street, Depot Road and Church Street Brief November 2012

Guidance documents

Guidance documents help show what we are looking for in support of new developments. These are not policy documents but should be referred to as guidance when planning for development.

Vehicular and Cycle Parking Guidance 2018 (Surrey CC guidance for other forms of development)

Single Plot and other types of residential infill September 2003

Householder applications guidance January 2004

Solar Panel Guidance note for domestic installation - December 2011

Shopfront Design Guide May 2012

The Vacant Building Credit April 2015

Documents