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Residential Space And Layout SPD

The Residential Space and Layout Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) set out in detail the council's minimum standards for living space and layout for both privately and publicly funded residential developments. The document was adopted by the council on 20 October 2011.

In March 2015 the Government produced Nationally Described Standards for minimum internal space for new residential developments. These National Standards replace the internal space requirements of the SPD.

The adopted Local Plan 2030 now includes policies on internal, accessibility and external open space standards which will apply to new residential developments  - see policies HOU12, HOU14, and HOU15.

View the Nationally Described Internal Space standards.

Adopted Residential Space and Layout SPD [pdf] 2MB

Appendix 2: Checklists for essential and advocated minimum standards [pdf] 152KB