Adopted Supplementary Planning Documents/Guidance

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The following Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs) and Information Notes were adopted on 7th  September 2017 (Minute 55 of the Cabinet):

Control of Hot Food Takeaways and Betting Shops SPD
Crosby Centre SPD
Land East of Maghull SPD
Nature Conservation SPD
Open Space SPD
Contributions towards education provision Information Note
Guidance Note on Development in Minerals Safeguarding Areas

At the same meeting the revocation of the Archaeology SPG and Green Space, Trees and Development SPD was agreed.

There are a number of supplementary and information notes which add detail to policies in the Adopted Local Plan or National Planning Policy Framework. 

Supplementary guidance (often referred to as Supplementary Planning Documents or ‘SPDs’) may take the form of design guides, area development briefs, a master plan or issue-based documents. SPDs can use illustrations, text and practical examples to expand on how the authority's policies can be taken forward. Local authorities must involve the community in their preparation. SPDs are not subject to independent examination, but are a material consideration in the determination of planning applications.

We are currently working on a number of new and updated Supplementary Planning Documents.  In the past few years, a number of Supplementary Planning Guidance notes have been revoked:


This SPD sets out guidance on how the development of uses with the potential to cause harm to health and wellbeing should be controlled within Sefton. Through a process of scoping this has come to include hot food takeaways and betting shops.

Control Of Hot Food Takeaways And Betting Shops SPD (pdf 1.04MB)
Adoption Statement (pdf 239KB)
Consultation Statement (pdf 297KB)
SEA & HRA Screening Statement (pdf 774KB)

This SPD sets out detailed planning guidance for the development of Crosby Centre, which Sefton Council has identified as a regeneration priority and for promoting new investment.

While the SPD sets out more detailed guidance in relation to Local Plan polices, it has been informed by the recommendations of the Crosby Investment Strategy (Nexus, 2015), and associated stakeholder and public consultations.

Crosby Centre SPD (pdf 5.09MB)
Adoption Statement (pdf 238KB)
Consultation Statement (pdf 228KB)
SEA & HRA Screening Statement (pdf 858KB)

 

Sustainability in design

We are keen to make sure that development in Sefton is as sustainable as it can be. This benefits local people and local businesses as well as the environment, and can help to both mitigate and adapt to the impacts of climate change.

Parts 2, 3 and 4 of the Design SPG include a lot of guidance on sustainability in design, and key sustainable design policies are also included in the Unitary Development Plan. National and regional planning policy also promotes sustainability in design.

We have drawn together the key elements of the national and local policy and guidance into one note on Planning policy and guidance relating to sustainability in design: sustainable design / climate change / environmental design issues. This is to help developers make sure that development schemes are as sustainable as practicable.

Part 1: Key design principles (pdf 290KB)
Part 2: Site design, layout and access (pdf 372KB)
Part 3: Design of buildings and structures (pdf 339KB)
Part 4: Sustainability and Eco-Homes (pdf 448KB)
Bootle settlement character plan (pdf 206KB)
Bootle settlement character plan map (pdf 1.75MB)
Crosby settlement character plan (pdf 164KB)
Crosby settlement character plan map (pdf 3.61MB)
Formby settlement character plan (pdf 158KB)
Maghull-Aintree settlement character plan (pdf 174KB)
Southport settlement character plan (pdf 199KB)
Formby settlement character plan map (pdf 1.53MB)
Maghull-Aintree settlement character plan map (pdf 3.61MB)
Southport settlement character plan map (pdf 3.12MB)
We have been developing a Supplementary Planning Document, Ensuring Choice of Travel, to update the current Supplementary Planning Guidance Note. The development of the SPD is being undertaken on a Merseyside wide basis and as such the document is identified in the Local Development Schemes for all the Merseyside Districts.
The SPD is identified in the Local Transport Plan for Merseyside (2006-11) as a critical element of the plan and it highlights the importance of the document to make sure that sustainable transport issues are thoroughly considered in new developments. The aim of the SPD is to provide a consistent framework for assessing accessibility across Merseyside.
As there isn’t a statutory sub-regional planning authority for Merseyside, the individual Local Planning Authorities will seek to adopt the document separately. It is recognised that through this process there may be local variations in the content of the document.
Ensuring Choice of Travel SPD (pdf 1.63MB)
Sustainability Appraisal Report (pdf 1.79MB)
Sustainability Appraisal Report: Non-Technical (Executive) Summary (pdf 80KB)
Adoption Statement (pdf 10KB)
Ensuring choice of travel SPD Accessibility Maps - Key to map areas (pdf 17KB)
Ensuring choice of travel SPD Accessibility Maps - Key to maps (pdf 20KB)
Ensuring a choice of travel SPD Accessibility Maps - Area 1a (Bootle West, Waterloo & Litherland) (pdf 3.3MB)
Ensuring choice of travel SPD Accessibility Maps - Area 1b (Bootle East) (pdf 3.25MB)
Ensuring choice of travel SPD Accessibility Maps - Area 2 (Aintree, Netherton & Maghull South) (pdf 2.7MB)
Ensuring choice of travel SPD Accessibility Maps - Area 3 (Maghull East) (pdf 2.19MB)
Ensuring choice of travel SPD Accessibility Maps - Area 4 (Thornton & Crosby East) (pdf 2.24MB)
Ensuring choice of travel SPD Accessibility Maps - Area 5 (Hightown & Blundellsands) (pdf 1.54MB)
Ensuring choice of travel SPD Accessibility Maps - Area 6 (Maghull North & Lydiate) (pdf 1.77MB)
Ensuring choice of travel SPD Accessibility Maps - Area 7 (Formby) (pdf 1.64MB)
Ensuring choice of travel SPD Accessibility Maps - Area 8 (Ainsdale) (pdf 1.57MB)
Ensuring choice of travel SPD Accessibility Maps - Area 9 (Central Southport) (pdf 2.11MB)
Ensuring choice of travel SPD Accessibility Maps - Area 10 (Southport East) (pdf 2.07MB)
Ensuring choice of travel SPD Accessibility Maps - Area 11 (Southport North) (pdf 1.79MB)

The House Extensions Supplementary Planning Document was adopted on 22/03/16.


The House Extensions SPD is used to inform decisions on planning applications within Sefton relating to house extensions.


Below is a copy of the document, along with the adoption statement and Consultation statement

Adoption Statement (pdf 203KB)
House Extensions SPD (pdf 2.29MB)
Consultation Statement (pdf 1.11MB)
SEA & HRA Screening Statement (pdf 746KB)

The Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) and Flats Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) has been adopted for decision making on planning applications and enforcement.

Houses in Multiple Occupation - SPD (pdf 769KB)
Appendix A - Definition of an HMO (pdf 21KB)
Appendix B - Definition of a Heritage Asset (pdf 15KB)
Appendix C - Fire Safety (pdf 183KB)
Appendix D - Security (pdf 16KB)
Appendix E - Work likely to need an application under Building Regulations (pdf 20KB)
HMO SPD Adoption Statement (pdf 13KB)
HRA Screening Statement - statement (pdf 93KB)
HRA Screening Statement – Plan 1 (pdf 1021KB)
HRA Screening Statement – Plans 2-4 (pdf 893KB)
HRA Screening Statement - Appendices (pdf 159KB)

 

The Land East of Maghull site is allocated by Local Plan policy MN2.47 as a strategic mixed use site for a minimum of 1400 homes and a 20 ha (net) employment area and supporting infrastructure.

Local Plan policy MN3 ‘Land east of Maghull’ sets out site-specific requirements for the development of the site. These include the need for development to be consistent with a Council-approved Master Plan for the whole site which should accord with policy MN3 and any associated SPD.

The SPD provides more detailed guidance in relation to policy MN3 and sets out what the Master Plan document should contain.

Land East of Maghull SPD (pdf 3.48MB)
Adoption Statement (pdf 244KB)
Consultation Statement (pdf 410KB)
SEA & HRA Screening Statement (pdf 1009KB)
Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Report (pdf 878KB)

 

Sefton has a wealth of natural assets that have been recognised for their importance and function locally, nationally and internationally. The Nature Conservation SPD aims to provide clear guidance to applicants, developers and other stakeholders on how the Council will deal with planning applications which may result in a likely significant effect on an internationally important nature site or which may affect other designated sites of nature and/or geological conservation importance, Priority Habitats, legally protected species and/or Priority Species, including invasive species. This includes how an applicant could meet their responsibility to avoid harm, deliver mitigation and/or compensatory provision.

Nature Conservation SPD (pdf 980KB)
Adoption Statement (pdf 244KB)
Consultation Statement (pdf 302KB)
SEA & HRA Screening Statement (pdf 781KB)

The New Housing Supplementary Planning Document was adopted on 22/03/16.

The New Housing SPD is used to inform decisions on planning applications within Sefton relating to new housing development.

Below is a copy of the document, along with the adoption statement and Consultation statement

Adoption Statement (pdf 203KB)
New Housing SPD (pdf 924KB)
Consultation Statement (pdf 1.11MB)

The Open Space SPD relates to a number of Local Plan policies. The SPD provides guidance to assess whether an open space or an outdoor sports and recreation facility is surplus to requirements and what constitutes appropriate replacement provision, in relation to policy NH5 ‘Protection of open space and Countryside Recreation Areas’. The SPD also sets out what public open space provision and strategic paths the Council expects in new housing developments in relation to policy EQ9 ‘Provision of public open space, strategic paths and trees’, brings together the open space requirements under EQ9 and NH5 for Local Plan allocated housing sites and sets out broad design principles and expectations for management and maintenance of open space.

Open Space SPD (pdf 6.12MB)
Adoption Statement (pdf 245KB)
Consultation Statement (pdf 436KB)
SEA & HRA Screening Statement (pdf 820KB)

 

Contributions towards education provision Information Note (2017)

The Council approved the Information Note ‘Contributions towards education provision: A Guide for developers’ on 14th September 2017. This relates to Local Plan policy IN1 ‘Infrastructure and developer contributions’. The public were consulted on the draft Information Note between March and May 2017. Comments received were taken into account in the preparation of the final Information Note.

Contributions towards education provision Information Note (2017) (pdf 383KB)
Consultation statement (2017) (pdf 326KB)

 

Guidance Note on Development in Minerals Safeguarding Areas (2017)

The Council approved the ‘Guidance Note on Development in Minerals Safeguarding Areas’ on 14th September 2017. Minerals Safeguarding Areas relate to Local Plan policy NH8 ‘Minerals’. The public were consulted on the draft Guidance Note between March and May 2017. Comments received were taken into account in the preparation of the final Guidance Note.

Guidance Note on Development in Minerals Safeguarding Areas (2017) (pdf 254KB)
Consultation Statement (2017) (pdf 199KB)

 

Affordable Housing (2009 - 2012)

The Council's current affordable housing negotiating position is as set out in the H3 Quarterly Update report (see below) at Section 5 and the Annex.

There are, however, important changes to the above, as set out in the following documents, and which need to be read sequentially:

i) Planning/Cabinet Member and Cabinet report (3rd September 2009) - See below

namely that the affordable housing requirement is now split by 80% social rented and 20% intermediate housing, as advised by Fordham Associates in the 2008 Strategic Housing Market Assessment, and recommended by Planning Committee and Cabinet Member - Regeneration and agreed by Cabinet. See Recommendation (ii) and para 5.8 of the report.

ii) Planning/Cabinet Member and Cabinet report (30th September 2010) - See below

namely that the S106 affordable housing requirement for Bootle (comprising the three wards of Derby, Linacre and Litherland) is relaxed with immediate effect, as recommended by Planning Committee and Cabinet Member - Regeneration and agreed by Cabinet. See the second set of recommendations re affordable housing and specifically Recommendation (ii) and, inter alia, paras 2.14, 4.4 and 4.5 of the report.

iii) Planning and Cabinet report (1st March 2012) - See below

notwithstanding (i) above, planning applications received with effect from noon on 13th March 2012, for developments of 15 units or more would normally be expected to deliver 30% affordable housing measured by bedspaces, subject to economic viability. This should be split by 80% social rented housing and 20% Shared Ownership housing and related tenures as listed as intermediate housing housing in Annex B: Definitions of Planning Policy Statement 3: Housing. Furthermore, S106 schemes should not in general deliver any Affordable Rent housing. However, where exceptionally such provision is allowed it is essential that land values should be the same as for social rented housing to ensure that the increased land value should not be taken up by the landowner/developer.

H3 Quarterly Update report (pdf 143KB)
Planning/Cabinet Member and Cabinet report (3rd September 2009) (pdf 116KB)
Planning/Cabinet Member and Cabinet report (30th September 2010) (pdf 101KB)
Planning and Cabinet report (1st March 2012) (pdf 82KB)
Guide for Developers - Involving the Community in your Application Information Note (pdf 217KB)
Local Worker Construction Charter Information Note (pdf 43KB)

Last Updated on 13 September 2017

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