Supplementary Planning Guidance. Additional, more detailed guidance for the implementation of Local Plan policies. SPG can also be documents produced by other organisations, e.g. The Essex Design Guide. SPG does not have the weight of an adopted Local Plan, but is a material consideration in determining planning applications.
Supplementary Planning Guidance. Additional material such as design guides and planning briefs which set out the planning requirements or advice at a greater level of detail than appropriate for inclusion in the local Plan.
Supplementary Planning Guidance. Planning guidance issued by the Council from time to time, which supplements and interprets the policies and proposals of the plan itself, for example housing design guides. The purpose of such guidance (SPG) is to offer positive assistance to those who are preparing to submit an application for planning permission as to how particular policies will be applied in practice, or how a range of policies are relevant and will be applied to, a specific site or area. Since the inception of the Planning and Compensation Act 2004 local governments are longer able to produce SPG. A list of those which remain relevant are at appendix 4.