Spelthorne Local Plan - Preferred Options Consultation: Policies and Site Allocations

Comment ID pol/269
Document Section Spelthorne Local Plan Preferred Options: policies Design Policy DS1: Place shaping [View all comments on this section]
Respondent Barton Willmore (M Ed Pigott) [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 21 Jan 2020

Policy DS1 sets out the Council’s stance on place shaping. The Council will require a high standard of design and layout of new development. Within the Reasoned Justification it currently states that planning applications must be supported by design statements. This should be amended to clarify that Design and Access Statements are only required in certain instances.

Suggested Policy Wording

Reasoned Justification
Planning applications must be supported by design statements, where required by national policy, and the Council expects these to show how all the issues covered in the policy have been addressed. The level of detail required will be proportionate to the scale and nature of the development and for some small scale proposals, such as domestic extensions, some of the criteria may not be relevant.

Proposed Change