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Supplementary planning documents

Topic-based Supplementary Planning Documents

The council has produced a number of topic-based Supplementary Planning Documents that have been adopted for the purposes of development control.

Matson and Podsmead Estate Regeneration 

Adoption Statement 

These documents are currently being prepared for publication. The full text for both SPDs can be found in the council agenda for the meeting held on the 21st November 2019. 

SPG 1: Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems

SPG 1 – Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems

SUDS Design Guide 2013 – Supplement to SPG​

SPG 2: Travel plans

SPG 2 – Travel Plans

SPG 3: Standards for the sub-division of Houses

SPG3 – Standards for the sub-division of houses

SPG 5: Lifetime homes

SPG5 – Lifetime Homes

SPG 6: New housing and open space

SPG6 –New Housing and Open Space

Public Realm Strategy

The public realm belongs to everyone, it is part of our everyday lives and it is where we move and meet on a daily basis. It is the places we pass through on our journeys and the spaces we use for outdoor activities and social interaction. Public realm shapes the image of the places we inhabit, it creates identity and distinctiveness and influences how others see us. Public realm comprises the streets, squares, parks, green spaces and other outdoor places that require no key to access them and are available, without charge for everyone to use. This document sets out a number of guiding principles which should be used to improve the public realm within the City Centre. The strategy should be used not just when designing major redevelopment sites, but also in the day-today maintenance of the existing public realm with in the City Centre.

Interim adoption ‘Public Realm Strategy’ SPD (September 2017)

Designing Safer Places

This document sets out the Council's planning policy approach to designing safer places in Gloucester and forms a part of the emerging Local Plan for Gloucester. The document was subject to two periods of public consultation and has now been adopted as ‘interim planning guidance for the purposes of development control.

Interim adoption ‘Designing Safer Places’ SPD (August 2008)

Development Affecting Sites of the Historic (Archaeological) Environment

This document sets out the Council's planning policy approach to development that would affect sites of the historic (archaeological) environment in Gloucester and forms a part of the emerging Local Plan for Gloucester. The document was subject to two periods of public consultation and has now been adopted as ‘interim planning guidance for the purposes of development control.

Interim adoption ‘Development Affecting Sites of the Historic (Archaeological) Environment SPD (August 2008)

Heights of Buildings

This document sets out the Council's planning policy approach to the heights of buildings in new development in Gloucester and forms a part of the emerging Local Plan for Gloucester. The document was subject to two periods of public consultation and has now been adopted as ‘interim planning guidance for the purposes of development control.

Interim adoption ‘Heights of Buildings’ SPD (November 2008)

Home Extension Guide

This document sets out the Council's planning policy approach to home extensions and forms a part of the emerging Local Plan for Gloucester. The document was subject to two periods of public consultation and has now been adopted as ‘interim planning guidance for the purposes of development control.

Interim adoption ‘Home Extension Guide’ SPD (August 2008)

Shopfront Shutters and Signage Design Guide

This Shopfront Design Guide provides information on general design guidelines to be used during the design or alterations to Shopfronts within the city.

Most people recognise the importance of an attractive central shopping core to the City, in order to encourage tourism and provide an attractive environment for residents. A high standard of shopfront and advertising, construction and maintenance is one of the most effective ways of improving appearances and influencing peoples decisions. It can help to protect the history of our City, provide opportunity for innovative and imaginative design and can result in a more attractive, richly varied and prosperous environment for residents, traders, workers and visitors alike.

Adoption Statement

Shopfront Shutters and Signage Design Guide (November 2017)

Telecommunications Development (adopted August 2008)

This document sets out the Council's planning policy approach to telecommunications and forms a part of the emerging Local Plan for Gloucester. The document was subject to two periods of public consultation and has now been adopted as ‘interim planning guidance for the purposes of development control.

Interim adoption ‘Telecommunications Development’ SPD (August 2008)

Views of Robinswood Hill and Other High Ground from Hempsted

"Views of Robinswood Hill and other high ground from Hempsted" SPD (March 1996)

Waste Minimisation in Development Projects (Gloucestershire County Council)

"Waste Minimisation in Development Projects" SPD (September 2006)

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