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 2020
    • 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 SPD2 in the determination of planning applications where affordable housing triggers are met.
  • 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.

Huddersfield Town Centre Blueprint SPD

Huddersfield Town Centre Blueprint SPD (adopted 24 June 2020) - following a legal challenge the council revoked the adoption of the Huddersfield Town Centre Blueprint SPD on 27th October 2020 but will continue to promote the Huddersfield Blueprint as the council's vision for the town centre.