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Planning and Design Guide SPD

Last Modified September 21, 2016
 

Developments that are well-planned make a positive contribution to the built environment where people live, work and visit.
Our Planning and Design Guide aims to promote higher standards of design and layout in Hertsmere by setting out the key principles that we expect to be applied to new development in our borough. It has been adopted as a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD), which means that the standards and policies within it will be used when we assess planning applications.

The Design Guide is set out in sections, and sets out our principles in order to provide clarity for homeowners, developers and anyone one else carrying out work which requires planning permission. It covers the layout and appearance of both domestic extensions and new house building, as well as commercial development, including changes to shop fronts.

Part A: Overview and Context (adopted 2006)

Planning and Design Guide - Part A: Overview and Context

Part B: Permitted Development

Withdrawn due to continuing changes to the General Permitted Development Order in 2010.

Part C: Site Appraisal: Design and Access Statements (adopted 2006)

Planning and Design Guide - Part C: Site Appraisal: Design and Access Statements

Part D: Guidelines for Development (revised version adopted 2013)

Planning and Design Guide - Part D: Guidelines for Development

A revised version of Part D has been approved by the council's executive for interim Development Management use in planning decisions taken on or after 15 September 2016.

Part E: Guidelines for Residential Extensions and Alterations (adopted 2006)

Planning and Design Guide - Part E: Guidelines for Residential Extensions and Alterations

Planning and Design Guide - Part E: Appendix A: Domestic Garage Conversions (adopted 2015)

Clarification note for Part E

Part F: Shop Fronts (adopted 2011)

Planning and Design Guide - Part F: Shop Fronts

Revisions to Design Guide sections

Revised Part D (September 2016)

A revised version of Part D of the Planning and Design Guide has been approved by the council's Executive at its 14 September meeting for interim Development Management use in planning decisions taken on or after 15 September 2016.

A period of public consultation will commence by the end of September 2016. If you would like to be notified of the period of formal public consultation pleae contact the Planning Policy Team. (If you are already on our consultation database for planning policy documents we are likely to write to you automatically).

Revised Design Guide Part D (September 2016)

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