Supplementary planning documents (SPDs)

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The Development Contributions SPD has been amended and agreed at the Individual Cabinet Member Decision Making meeting on 29 April 2021 (see the Development Contributions SPD section below and Development Contributions for further guidance).    

Supplementary planning documents (SPDs) give more detail to the local policies 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

Design and character SPD - supporting information

Adoption statement
Consultation statement
Strategic environmental assessment and habitat regulations assessment screening report
Determination statement under Article 9

Development 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.

Development contributions SPD (April 2021)
Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) charging schedule

Please also see Development Contributions 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. 

Development contributions SPD - supporting information

Determination statement under Article 9
CIL charging schedule - inspector's report
SPD adoption statement (July 2020)  
SPD consultation statement (February 2020)
Strategic environmental assessment and sustainability appraisal (July 2020)

Flood risk SPD

Read more information on Flood Risk SPD.

Flood risk SPD - supporting information

SPD adoption statement
SPD consultation statement

Parking SPD

Parking SPD 
SPD adoption statement (July 2020)
SPD consultation statement (February 2020)
Strategic environmental assessment and sustainability appraisal (July 2020)

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