Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs) provide guidance about how development plan policies will be applied.

These SPDs aim to provide clarity and deliver a higher standard of design in developments within Kirklees as part of the council's aspiration to promote the delivery of high quality places. The detailed guidance is to be used early in the design, layout and planning of new developments.

The SPDs provide additional guidance to support the implementation of policies in the Local Plan which was adopted on 27 February 2019.

Quality places

  • Open Space SPD
  • Open Space SPD Adoption Statement
  • Open Space SPD Consultation Statement
  • The Kirklees Open Space SPD, adopted on 29 June 2021, provides detailed guidance for applicants and the local community on the requirements for open space, sports and recreation provision to serve new housing developments. It sets out a five step-by-step approach to be used in determining the types, amount and location of open space required to serve new housing developments across Kirklees.

  • Highway Design Guide SPD
  • Highway Design Guide Adoption Statement
  • Highway Design Guide Consultation Statement
  • The Kirklees Highway Design Guide SPD, adopted on 4 November 2019, aims to promote high standards of highway design that reflect nationally recognised best-practice, and facilitate the delivery of high quality residential, employment and mixed-use developments in Kirklees. This SPD is relevant to all aspects of the built environment. The Highway Design Guide SPD helps to encourage good design in terms of how developments, routes and spaces relate to one another to create streets and public spaces that are safe, accessible, and pleasant to use.

An updated Interim Affordable Housing Policy, approved on 14 January 2020, provides updated information to fully reflect the Kirklees Local Plan affordable housing Policy (LP11) and latest national guidance.

Following the adoption of the Kirklees Local Plan (adopted February 2019) the council is attaching greater weight to the Interim Affordable Housing Policy than the guidance within this SPD in the determination of planning applications where affordable housing triggers are met.

This document, adopted on 21 September 2007, supports the initiative for the Kirklees Strategic Economic Zone to promote new business development.

It explains how financial contributions will be secured at the time of the submission of planning applications. The contributions will help to pay for a transport strategy to improve the A62/A644.