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

A series of Supplementary Planning Documents are also being prepared, details of which are available on Latest News and Consultation page.


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


February 2020

Biodiversity SPD Adoption Statement Report of Consultation

The Provision of Open Space in New Residential and Commercial Development*

November 2019

Open Space SPD Adoption Statement

Report of Consultation

Management of the Caves of Nottingham

November 2019

Caves SPD Adoption Statement

Report of Consultation


June 2019

Waterside SPD Adoption Statement

Report of Consultation 

Island Site

May 2016

Island Site Adoption Statement 2016

Report of Consultation

* For applications validated prior to 27 November 2019 please see the Open Space SPG (1997) and Summary of updated Open Space costs.


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



Affordable Housing Contributions - Commuted Sum Update

January 2021

The Provision of Open Space in New Residential Commercial Development*

November 2019

 Trees on Development Sites


October 2012

Affordable Housing and Developer Contributions (Revised)

August 2006

Shop Front Design Guide

June 2005

Shroud Advertisements

December 2003

 * For applications validated before 27 November 2019 please see the previous Open Space SPD and summary of updated Open Space Costs.


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.


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.