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Supplementary Planning Documents
Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs) give further guidance on the detail of the Council's development plan. The Council has adopted three SPDs, as set out below. Additional information can be found on the Council's Document Library.
Urban Place Supplement SPD (2007)
Adopted by the Council on 26 September 2007 following consultation on a draft document during Autumn 2006. Prepared by Essex County Council to provide additional guidance to the Essex Design Guide. The Urban Place Supplement specifically relates to higher density residential and mixed use development and promotes a high standard of environmental performance in all new development. The document can be viewed below.
Shopfront Guidance for Brentwood Town Centre SPD (2010)
Adopted at Policy, Performance and Resources Board on 10 March 2010 following consultation on a draft version between December 2009 and January 2010. The shopfront guidance helps improve the standard of design when altering or replacing shopfronts and associated signage within Brentwood Town Centre. The document can be viewed below.
Vehicle Parking Standards SPD (2011)
Adopted at Policy, Performance and Resources Board on 9 March 2011. The new Essex County Council Vehicle Parking Standards replace those set out in Appendix 2 of the Brentwood Replacement Local Plan. The document can be viewed below.
Other Planning Guidance
Sustainable Drainage Systems Design Guide (2015)
All new major development must provide sustainable drainage systems to manage surface water flooding. Prepared by Essex County Council as lead local flood authority, this guidance helps steer what is expected from development to complement national requirements and prioritise local needs. This is a material consideration when determining planning applications as agreed at Planning and Licensing Committee on 21 July 2015. The document can be viewed below:
Developers' Guide to Infrastructure Contributions (Revised Edition 2016)
Essex County Council has published the third edition of its Developers’ Guide to Infrastructure Contributions, this replaces the previous edition published in February 2010. The document details the scope and range of contributions towards infrastructure which Essex County Council may seek from developers and land owners in order to make development acceptable in planning terms. The guide covers the administrative area of Essex County Council and the infrastructure that they provide such as schools, roads and libraries. The document can be viewed below: