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Supplementary guidance and material considerations

Supplementary Planning Documents (SPD) and their precursors (Supplementary Planning Guidance or SPG) provide developers and others with further detail on the interpretation and intent of policies in statutory planning documents. Whilst SPD is subject to public consultation it does not go through independent examination by the Planning Inspectorate. In consequence, it does not carry the same weight in determining planning applications as do policies in statutory development plans.

All current SPD/SPG relates to policies and proposals in the Stevenage District Plan 2nd Review. We will review these documents from time to time.

The following documents are still in use:

Conservation Area Appraisals have been conducted to define the special interest of the conservation areas in order to help preserve and enhance their character, and to provide a basis for making sustainable decisions about their future.

Other material considerations

As well as the SPD / SPG above, the Council’s Executive has also resolved that the Stevenage Borough Local Plan is a  material consideration in the determination of planning applications.

Contact details

Planning Policy
Stevenage Borough Council
Daneshill House
Phone: 01438 242255
Textphone: 01438 242555