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Supplementary Planning Documents

Consultations

We are consulting on the draft Shopfront Design Guidance SPD. It consists of the draft Commercial Frontages Design guide, with a view to adopting it as an SPD within the Island Plan Local Development Framework. The draft guide sets out the vision for the historic conservation areas of Newport and Ryde town centres and has already been subject to stakeholder and public consultation. The draft SPD is supported by a Consultation Summary document.

The consultation will run from Friday 17 June 2022 until midday Monday 1 August 2022. Comments can be submitted by email to policy.consultation@iow.gov.uk or by post to Planning Services, Seaclose Office, Fairlee Road, Newport, PO30 2QS.

What are they?

Supplementary planning documents (SPDs) add more detail to the policies in the Local Plan. They can be used to provide further guidance for development on specific sites or on particular issues, such as design.

SPDs can be a material consideration in planning decisions. They are not part of the development plan. We have adopted the following SPDs by general theme of the document.

Community-led SPDs

Contributions-related SPDs

These SPDs provide further detail to the adopted policies of the Island Plan Core Strategy that seek contributions from new development.

Affordable housing contributions SPD

The SPD sets out when we, as part of the planning process, will ask developers to provide financial contributions towards affordable housing and how much the contributions will be expected to be.  The principle of this is already set out in the Island Plan Core Strategy.

Most new residential development will be expected to make a  financial  contribution  towards affordable housing. Larger sites will be required to provide a percentage of on-site affordable housing.

The affordable housing contributions SPD and came into force in March 2017. This followed consultation on the draft document between January and February 2017.

It replaces the previous version adopted in 2015. Original supporting statements and assessments were used as it was the mechanism for collecting contributions that was changed, rather than the principles.

Children's services facilities contribution SPD

The SPD sets out when we, as part of the planning process, will ask developers to provide a financial contribution towards education facilities that are required as a result of new housing being built. The principle of this is already set out in the Island Plan Core Strategy.

Most new residential development of over ten units will be required to make a contribution. Some types of residential development will be excluded, for example housing for older people or one bedroom dwellings, as they are unlikely to have an impact on education facilities.

For all other types of residential development where there will be an impact on existing schools and other facilities, the SPD sets out how much should be paid for each new dwelling. In some cases a new facility may be required. This document establishes our minimum expectations of what developers will need to provide.

The Children's Services Financial Contributions Supplementary Planning Document (CSFCSPD) was adopted and came into force in May 2014. This followed consultation on the draft document between February and April 2014.

Guidelines for new development SPDs

These SPDs provide further information relating to what we, as the local planning authority, would expect to see from new development. They provide the basis for negotiation, should it be necessary.

SPD

Adoption date/ implementation date
Adoption statement
Guidelines for parking provision as part of new developments SPD
12 January 2017/
23 January 2017
Guidelines for parking provision as part of new developments SPD adoption statement
Guidelines for recycling and refuse storage in new developments SPD 12 January 2017/
23 January 2017
Guidelines for recycling and refuse storage in new developments adoption statement

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Contact information

Planning Policy

Seaclose Offices
Fairlee Road
Newport
Isle of Wight
PO30 2QS

Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5pm
Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm