Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs) are part of the documents that make up the North Lincolnshire Local Development Framework (LDF), and provide guidance on local planning issues. They can be quicker and simpler to prepare than development plan documents. They are not examined by an Inspector, but are still subject to a process of consultation and engagement with the local communities and other partners.
Most SPDs are linked to a policy set out by the council’s development plan. They also have to be consistent with national and regional policy as well as other appropriate local policies.
Although they do not have to be listed in the Local Development Scheme, North Lincolnshire has considered it appropriate to do so to allow the community see when they can get involved in the plan making process.
There are five SPDs currently listed in North Lincolnshire’s Local Development Scheme, covering:
The first of these SPDs entitled Planning for Renewable Energy Development was adopted at the full council meeting of 22 November 2011 and is now part of the development plan for North Lincolnshire.
Interim Planning Policy
The council has two interim planning policies both of which are designed to ensure developer contributions towards affordable housing and transport infrastructure on the South Humber Gateway are secured. These will eventually be replaced by Supplementary Planning Documents, when they are adopted.
For information, please contact Spatial Planning.