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.
- Housebuilders Design Guide SPD
- Housebuilders Design Guide Adoption Statement
- Housebuilders Design Guide SPD Consultation Statement
The Kirklees Housebuilders Design Guide SPD, adopted on 29 June 2021, is intended for use by residential developers and aims to ensure future housing development is high quality, socially inclusive and built to high environmental standards. The document provides guidance for housing developers on working with the Council at the outset of the development process to meet our aspiration of achieving quality places.
- House Extensions and Alterations SPD
- House Extensions and Alterations SPD Adoption Statement
- House Extensions and Alterations SPD Consultation Statement
The Kirklees House Extension and Alterations SPD, adopted on 29 June 2021, has been prepared to help householders, developers, agents and architects who are planning and designing an extension or alterations (householder development) to an existing residential property, including conservatories and outbuildings, such as garages. It provides detailed guidance regarding the standard of development that will help achieve a well-designed house extension or alteration required by the Council.
- 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.
- Affordable Housing (SPD)
The Affordable Housing SPD was adopted on 12th November 2008
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.