Charter and validation

General advice notes

Planning notices

Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs)

Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG)

These SPG were adopted based on the Kirklees Unitary Development Plan (now revoked). Their content can still be afforded limited weight in the planning decision-making process as a Cabinet approved document but they no longer have the weight of SPG.

Advice for major development proposals

Biodiversity

The Kirklees Biodiversity Net Gain Technical Advice Note, approved on 29 June 2021, provides clarity for applicants on how to achieve biodiversity net gain through development within Kirklees and supports national and local legislation. It sets out clear guidance on how biodiversity should be considered throughout the development process. This includes the utilization of Defra's Biodiversity metric to demonstrate a 10% net gain in biodiversity which is due to be mandated by the Environment Bill.

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