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.


Draft SPD Consultation

Warwick District Council is holding a public consultation on the following draft SPDs:

It is intended that these documents will replace the corresponding adopted SPDs set out in the table below.  The consultation will run 19 March 2018 - 07 May 2018 (17:15).  The consultation period has been lengthened in light of the Easter holidays.

How to comment:

Responses on one or both of the above documents must be received by 17:15 on Monday 07 May.  They can be submitted in the following ways:



SPD title Date of adoption Summary
Affordable Housing January 2008 Provides guidance for developers on when affordable housing will be required on developments, how much, and what type.
Open Space July 2009 Provides guidance on how new housing and commercial developments will be required to provide new open spaces or enhance existing spaces for leisure and recreations.
Sustainable Buildings December 2008 Seeks to encourage new buildings to be designed to be more environmentally friendly through the use of sustainable construction techniques, energy efficient layout and design, use of renewable energy, and water conservation measures.
Vehicle Parking Standards November 2007 Sets out the amount of parking expected to accompany developments of different land-uses for vehicles and bicycles, and minimum parking space dimensions.

The above SPDs will be reviewed and updated in light of the adoption of the Local Plan in September 2017. 

Supplementary planning guidance

The following Supplementary Guidance remains relevant:

SPG   Summary
Barford Village Design Statement May 2009 Provides guidelines to anyone who wishes to make a change in the village, from small house extensions to new housing developments.  It aims to ensure that the things about Barford that residents most value are preserved, and if possible, enhanced.
Design Guidance for the Strategic Urban Extension South of Royal Leamington Spa and Warwick January 2016 This guide aims to ensure that development on the allocated sites south of Leamington Spa and Warwick come forward in accordance with the Garden Suburb ambitions for the area.  It is intended to inform the preparation and determination of planning applications in the area.
Low Emission Strategy Guidance for Developers April 2014 Supports policy TR2 of the Local Plan, which was in draft format at the time of publication.  It forms part of the Council’s Air Quality Action Plan.
Planning and Development Brief – Station Area, Royal Leamington Spa September 2008 To guide the future development of the area.
Residential Design Guide April 2008 Sets out what the Council expects in terms of good design and contains advice on layout, density, character, local architectural styles, materials, landscaping and open space.
Tournament Fields, Warwick.  Employment Land Development Brief March 2003 To guide the development of the employment area.