Supplementary Planning Documents

Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs) give more detail to the policies in the Local Plan and are intended to provide detailed guidance on how the planning policy will be implemented.

We have adopted the following Supplementary Planning Documents.

Design and Character SPD

This SPD aims to ensure that the design of new development in the Borough is more locally responsive, sustainable and built to a high quality. It consists of a main document providing design guidance relating to all new development in the Borough. As well as this, there are 10 companion guides including the 8 settlement character assessments, an overview of the Borough's character and specific guidelines relating to home extensions. The SPD supports the delivery of the Elmbridge Core Strategy specifically Policy CS17: Local character, Density and Design.

Design and Character SPD: Main document (71MB)  
Companion Guide: The character of Elmbridge (an overview)  
Companion Guide: Home extensions  
Companion Guide: Walton-on-Thames  
Companion Guide: Weybridge  
Companion Guide: Hersham  
Companion Guide: East and West Molesey  
Companion Guide: Thames Ditton, Long Ditton, Hinchley Wood and Weston Green  
Companion Guide: Esher  
Companion Guide: Cobham, Stoke D'Abernon, Oxshott and Downside  
Companion Guide: Claygate

Design and Character SPD Map

The SPD map shows the design and character areas identified within Elmbridge.

View the Design and Character SPD map online

Developer Contributions SPD

This SPD and the Community Infrastructure Charging Schedule set out the contributions required from new development towards infrastructure, affordable housing and Thames Basin Heaths mitigation through the use of both planning obligations and the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL). They support Core Strategy policies CS21: Affordable Housing, CS13: Thames Basin Heaths Special Protection Area (SPA), CS16: Social and Community Infrastructure and CS28: Implementation and Delivery.

Developer contributions SPD  
Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) charging schedule

Please also see the Developer Contributions webpage for guidance on whether or not your development is liable to pay CIL and to view the charge sheet calculation tool and unilateral undertaking template. 

Flood Risk SPDs

Read more information on our Flood Risk SPDs page.

You may wish to view the evidence and supporting information regarding these documents and also consult the Core Strategy for the policy that relates to this guidance.

Evidence and supporting documents 

Core Strategy 

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