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Supplementary planning guidance

Supplementary planning guidance notes (SPGs) and supplementary planning documents (SPDs) explain in greater detail how we will use our policies to manage development. They may be topic-based e.g. on open space, or may relate to a specific site, e.g. Yew Tree Farm. We use both SPGs and SPDs when determining planning applications.

Draft SPDs

In May / June 2015, we consulted on two draft SPDs, one on development in the Green Belt, and one on affordable and specialist elderly housing.

The Green Belt SPD was adopted on 2 October 2015.  We have delayed the adoption of the Affordable Housing SPD pending the gevernment's appeal of a High Court decision, which could affect the content of the SPD.

Adopted documents

Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs)

The Development in the Green Belt SPD supersedes the older 'Domestic Extensions and Outbuildings and Replacement Dwellings in the Green Belt SPG', and the 'Stable Buildings in the Green Belt SPG'.  These SPGs have been removed from this website.

Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPGs)

Development Briefs

We adopted development briefs in September 2014 for sites at Grove Farm, Ormskirk and Firswood Road, Skelmersdale.

Informal guidance notes

These documents have no legal status but provide useful informal guidance: