Supplementary Planning Documents

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 and Biodiversity Net Gains SPD

The council recently consulted on draft versions of these SPDs. This page will be updated when they have been adopted by the council.

If you have any queries about an SPD please contact the Planning Policy team by email at  or telephone 01623 463463