City Wide Planning Policies
Below is a list of city wide planning policy and guidance documents. These documents provide the context for the decisions we make on all planning applications and development proposals in the city.
The first section lists our key policy and guidance documents and these set the scene for how we see the city developing over the next 20 years. Below that are a number of subject based planning policy documents that apply across the whole city.
There are also a number of area based planning policies you may with to refer to.
Where further details are available a link is provided. The status of each document is given at the bottom of each page. We are currently working on developing more information about these documents, so please bear with us as we complete these new pages.
Key Policies and Guidance Documents
Unitary Development Plan (UDP)
City Wide Policies
Affordable Housing (SPG)
Archaeology Strategy (SPG)
Car Parks Design Guide (SPG)
Car Parking Guidelines (SPD)
Extending your Home (SPD)
Green Living Spaces Plan (non statutory) *New
High Places (SPG)
Large Format Banners (SPD)
Lighting Places (SPD)Telecommunications Development : Mobile Phone Infrastructure (SPD)
Places for All (SPG)
Places for Living (SPG)
Places of Worship (SPD)
Residential Uses (Specific Needs): HMOs, Hostels, Residential Care and Nursing Homes, Bedroom Sizes for Student Accommodation (SPG)
Shopfronts Design Guide (SPG)
Shopping & Local Centres (SPD)
Last Updated : 3rd October 2013