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Supplementary Planning Documents


The 2004 Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act made provision for the preparation of Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs) to provide greater detail on specific policies within individual Development Plan Documents (DPDs)/ the Local Plan. The process for preparing statutory SPDs is set out in Part 4 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 (Statutory Instrument 2012 No. 767), as amended.

Residential Annexes Supplementary Planning Document

The Residential Annexes SPD will supplement the Householder Extensions SPD,  and policies 2 and 8 of the North Northamptonshire Joint Core Strategy, by providing local guidance and direction regarding the development of residential annexes (also known as “Granny Annexes”). 

The Residential Annexes SPD was approved for consultation by the Planning Policy Committee on 8 February 2021.  The consultation took place over 4-weeks and closed on Monday 22nd March 2021.

The amended document, reflecting consultation responses received is currently being considered by officers.  The finalised Residential Annexes SPD will then be presented to the new NN Executive for adoption during summer 2021.

Adopted - Cotterstock Village Design Statement SPD

After consulting on a draft Village Design Statement for Cotterstock which ended on 10 August 2020,  the Planning Policy Committee has now adopted the final version of the document on 21 September 2020 (Item 9).

Further details are available through this link.

Adopted SPDs

Householder Extensions SPD - (Adopted June 2020)

Upper Nene Valley Gravel Pits Special Protection Area SPD (Including Mitigation Strategy) - (Adopted November 2016)

Pilton, Stoke Doyle and Wadenhoe Village Design Statement SPD - (Adopted February 2016)

Biodiversity SPD for Northamptonshire - (Adopted February 2016)

Wind and Solar Energy SPD - (Adopted September 2014)

Trees and Landscape SPD - (Adopted June 2013)

Domestic Waste SPD - (Adopted July 2012)

Open Space SPD - (Adopted November 2011)

Shop Front Design SPD - (Adopted January 2011)

North Northamptonshire Sustainable Design SPD - (Adopted March 2009)

Northamptonshire Place and Movement Guide - (Adopted 2008)

Developer Contributions SPD - (Adopted June 2006)


Supplementary Planning Guidance, Development Briefs and Village Design Statements

Guidance Documents

Tree Management - Guidance and Principles