Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs) are material considerations in the planning process. They provide further information and additional detail to the policies within the Local Plan.
Planning Obligations SPD
The Planning Obligations SPD was adopted by the council on 20 September 2022. It sets out the council’s approach to securing financial and / or physical obligations towards local infrastructure that is required to mitigate the impact of development.
Sustainable Drainage Systems SPD
The Sustainable Drainage Systems SPD was adopted by the council on 7 March 2023. The document provides guidance to prospective developers and applicants on how proposals can demonstrate they have met the requirements of planning policy in relation to SuDS in Mansfield district. The SPD seeks to increase certainty in relation to the delivery of SuDS in the development process and also ensure that their delivery and subsequent maintenance is based on a clear and consistent approach.
Affordable Housing SPD
The Affordable Housing SPD was adopted by the council on 5 September 2023. It provides more details about how the planning system will help secure the provision of affordable housing within the district. This includes cases where physical or financial planning obligations (also known as Section 106 Agreements or 'planning gain') may be required and how any financial obligations will be calculated. It also sets out the district council’s position on how it will address the requirements in relation to First Homes.
Biodiversity Net Gain SPD
The Biodiversity Net Gain SPD was adopted by the council on 5 September 2023. It sets out the preferred approach to providing biodiversity net gain arising from new developments. The SPD will provide a basis for seeking biodiversity net gain in advance of the mandatory 10 percent target from November 2023 onwards, introduced by the Environment Act 2021.
Green Infrastructure SPD
The council is currently consulting on a draft version of this SPD. Visit the consultation page for more information. This page will be updated when it has been adopted by the council.
If you have any queries about an SPD please contact the Planning Policy team by email at email@example.com or telephone 01623 463463