These are supporting documents that add further detail to the planning policies set out in the adopted Local Plan.

SPDs are documents which add further detail to the policies in the Local Plan. They can be used to provide further guidance for development on specific sites, or on particular issues. SPDs are capable of being a material consideration in planning decisions but are not part of the statutory development plan.



Adoption Statement

Report of Consultation

Education Contributions from Residential Development  see also revised contributions

Nationally revised figures are now used.

To aid calculating likely developer contributions please use the S106 Estimator.


May 2021

Education Contributions SPD Adoption Statement

Education Contributions  SPD Report of Consultation

Affordable Housing Contributions arising from Student Accommodation SPD

See also revised contributions

To aid calculating likely developer contributions please use the S106 Estimator.

May 2021

PBSA SPD Adoption Statement PBSA Report of Consultation


February 2020

Biodiversity SPD Adoption Statement Biodiversity Report of Consultation

The Provision of Open Space in New Residential and Commercial Development

See also revised contributions

To aid calculating likely developer contributions please use the S106 Estimator.

November 2019

Open Space SPD Adoption Statement

Open Space SPD Report of Consultation

Management of the Caves of Nottingham

November 2019

Caves SPD Adoption Statement

Caves SPD Report of Consultation


June 2019

Waterside SPD Adoption Statement

Waterside SPD Report of Consultation 

Island Site

May 2016

Island Site Adoption Statement 2016

Island Site Report of Consultation

* applies to planning applications registered after 1 April 2021.

S106 Estimator

S106 Estimator 

A number of further SPDs and other planning documents are proposed and you are advised to view the Latest News section of the website which provides details of these including current consultations.

Supplementary planning guidance (SPG) provide additional information to help in the interpretation of Local Plan policies for specific sites or issues




Trees on Development Sites


October 2012


Affordable Housing and Developer Contributions (Revised) see also revised contributions.  

To aid calculating likely developer contributions please use the S106 Estimator.

August 2006


Shop Front Design Guide

June 2005


Shroud Advertisements

December 2003


S106 Estimator 

To help make the process for determining of S106 open and transparent a new tool has been produced to give a summary of likely financial contributions for the following infrastructure;

  • Affordable Housing
  • Open Space
  • Education; and
  • Employment & Training

Details can be found by clicking the button below.

S106 Estimator 

The Design Quality Framework is a series of guides to help developers make better design choices for their building project and to meet Nottingham City Council planning requirements more easily.

The guides are applicable to all kinds of projects, from small scale domestic projects through to large scale commercial developments.

View the Design Quality Framework here.

The City Council carried initial public consultation between 11 November and 2 December 2019 and further consultation on a revised draft between 18 December 2019 and 10 January 2020 asking neighbouring residents and other interested parties for their views and comments. All comments on the draft document were considered and presented to the Portfolio Holder prior to the final guidance document being approved.

Informal Planning Guidance - Housing Aid Site, Lower Parliament Street

Housing Aid Site Planning Guidance

Further details can be found on the Housing Aid Site web page.

The Local Plan team are hybrid working and so you are advised to make initial contact by emailing