These provide guidance about how current planning policies will be applied.

Negotiating Financial Contributions for Transport Improvements (Leeds Road, Huddersfield) (SPD1)

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.

Affordable Housing (SPD2)

Interim Affordable Housing Policy

An Interim Affordable Housing Policy, approved on 14th December 2016, provides an updated analysis of economic circumstances including viability information set out in the Local Plan evidence base and proposes an alternative affordable housing requirement. Section 38(6) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 requires that planning applications are determined in accordance with the Development Plan unless material considerations indicate otherwise.

The Development Plan for Kirklees currently comprises the saved policies within the Kirklees Unitary Development Plan (Saved 2007). The Council is currently attaching greater weight to the Interim Affordable Housing Policy than UDP Affordable Housing Policy (H10) and the guidance within SPD2 in the determination of planning applications where affordable housing triggers are met. This will apply to all applications yet to be determined as of the 14th December 2016.

Highways Design Guide SPD

Adoption Statement

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.