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Small Sites Toolkit 2021

The purpose of this Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) is to provide design guidance for residential-led projects that provide new homes on sites that are 0.25ha or less in area. The toolkit contains tools to help raise the quality of new homes in the borough. It is primarily for; developers and their design teams, who prepare applications for planning permission; planning officers, who assess planning applications; councillors, who make planning decisions; and local residents, businesses and their representatives.

The SPD provides more detail to relevant policies in our Local Plan and does not introduce new policies.

This consultation on the draft SPD will run until Tuesday 23 March 2021

To take part in the consultation please complete the survey or email  

Consultation responses

Thank you to everyone who responded to the consultation on the draft Small Sites Toolkit, which took place between 9 February and 23 March 2021.

Small Sites Toolkit consultation responses.

What happens next? 

Following the consultation and having considered your views, the final SPD is expected to be adopted in 2021. Once adopted, the SPD will become a material consideration when assessing any such future planning application that comes forward.