Northumberland Supplementary Planning Guidance

Find out about Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs) and other planning documents and guidance.

Supplementary Planning Documents can build upon and provide more detailed advice or guidance on policies in an adopted local plan. They are not planning policies but can be a material consideration in the determination of planning applications.

The Council proposes to supplement the Northumberland Local Plan with a range of additional advice and guidance. This is likely to include Supplementary Planning Documents. A range of issues have been identified as potentially benefitting from additional guidance, including: 
  • Design  
  • Affordable Housing  
  • Renewable Energy  
  • Open space and Play  
Existing ‘Supplementary Planning Guidance’ and other guidance and advice, can be found in the Consolidated Planning Policy Framework. 

View the Consolidated Planning Policy Framework.
In addition to the above guidance and advice, there are a range of studies and evidence reports which may help in preparation and determination of planning applications.

These can be found on the studies and evidence web page.