Council to Launch Planning Consultation

East Staffordshire Borough Council is proposing to revise the Separation Distance Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) and are inviting views on the draft document.

The Separation Distance and Amenity SPD is an important part of the guidance framework for the Council’s Local Plan. It provides advice on spacing standards for new residential developments to ensure that existing and future residents have a good level of amenity and privacy to enjoy the place where they live.

The Council already has an adopted Separation Distance and Amenity SPD but this revised version includes updates to help assess material loss of light to principal windows of adjacent dwellings.

The SPD cannot introduce new policy, but it can help to define how existing policies in the Local Plan will be interpreted.

The consultation on the draft SPD will run for six weeks from 9am Friday 7th June 2024 to 5pm Friday 19th July 2024.

The draft Separation Distance and Amenity SPD (2024) can be viewed on the Council's website.

A copy of the draft SPD can be viewed by appointment at East Staffordshire Borough Council, The Town Hall, King Edward Place, Burton upon Trent, DE14 2EB between the hours of 10am – 3pm. Appointments must be made before visiting by emailing or by phone on 01283 508 000

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