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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.

Notice of adoption of Small Sites Toolkit SPD

The Small Sites Toolkit SPD was adopted by the Council on 22 June 2021

Consultation draft

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

Small Sites Toolkit consultation report

What happens next? 

Once adopted, the SPD will become a material consideration when assessing any such future planning application that comes forward.