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Supplementary Planning Documents

This page provides information on Supplementary Planning Documents (SPD). SPDs supplement policies and proposals in Development Plan Documents and may take the form of site development briefs, or issue-based documents.

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Supplementary Planning Documents should expand or add further details to policies set out in development plan documents, but do not carry development plan status. The guidance they contain may be used as material considerations in the consideration of planning applications.

Supplementary Planning Documents are non-statutory documents which are not subject to independent examination and do not have Development Plan status. However, they will be subject to a thorough process of public consultation, in accordance with the Council's Statement of Community Involvement, and will be subject to Sustainability Appraisal. They can also be 'material considerations' when making decisions about new development.

Public Realm Strategy Supplementary Planning Document

The document has been prepared to provide policy and guidance for any public realm improvement/redevelopment scheme that occurs within the Borough of Oadby and Wigston. The document sets out best practice and new standards of design, styles and material use.

Public Realm Strategy Supplementary Planning Document

Residential Development Supplementary Planning Document

The aim of the Residential Development SPD is to ensure that a high standard of design is achieved through all residential development that takes place in the borough.

Residential Development Supplementary Planning Document

Conservation Areas Supplementary Planning Document

The aim of the Conservation Areas SPD is to provide policy guidance to ensure that the character and appearance of the Conservation Area will be maintained through effective management.

Conservation Areas Supplementary Planning Document

Employment Sites Supplementary Planning Document

The aim of the Employment Sites SPD is to provide policy guidance for each of the Borough Council's Identified Employment areas, and ensure that the 'right' development takes place in the most appropriate locations.

Employment Sites Supplementary Planning Document (PDF Document, 865.1 Kb)

Developer Contributions Supplementary Planning Document

The aim of the Developer Contributions SPD is to provide guidance to applicants about the types of planning obligations that may be sought as part of a legal agreement when considering the impacts of a development upon the local areas.

Developer Contributions Supplementary Planning Document


Draft Planning Obligations Supplementary Planning Document Consultation

Oadby and Wigston Borough Council sought the view of stakeholders on the emerging Draft Planning Obligations Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) and its associated document, the Draft Supporting Evidence Base Document for Open Space, Sport and Recreation, from Monday 12 October to 17:00 pm on Monday 23 November 2015.

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

Oadby and Wigston Borough Council does not have a Community Infrastructure Levy in place and therefore does not have a Charging Schedule in place.

The Council's position regarding whether to pursue CIL or not was taken after gaining a recommendation from external consultants who undertook a CIL Viability Study on the Council's behalf in 2013. The Council opted to not pursue CIL at that time, but will continue to monitor its position and is committed to ensuring that it regularly reviews its approach to seeking planning obligations to ensure that ther most efficient and effective approach is being taken.

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