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Supplementary planning documents and guidance

Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs) and Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG) form part of the Sheffield Plan. They provide greater detail on the policies in the Core Strategy and the Unitary Development Plan.



Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) and Planning Obligations

Cabinet approved the CIL and Planning Obligations SPD on 9 December 2015.

As CIL will be the main source of funding for the provision of most infrastructure required to serve new developments, we have withdrawn the following Guidance:

  • Education Provision Interim Planning Guidance (2014)
  • Affordable Housing Interim Planning Guidance (2014)
  • Open Space Provision in New Housing Development Supplementary Planning Guidance (2014 Update)
  • Appendix 2 of the City Centre Living Supplementary Planning Guidance (2014 Update)
  • Sheffield City Centre Breathing Spaces Strategy (2011)

You can download a copy of the CIL and Planning Obligations SPD below. 


Climate Change and Design SPD and Practice Guide

The Climate Change and Design SPD and Practice Guide was adopted in March 2011 and expands on policies in the Core Strategy. This document was previously called Designing for Environmental Sustainability and it includes several guidelines and a Practice Guide with advice on how to satisfy the Core Strategy environmental sustainability policies.

House extensions

The existing Designing House Extensions SPG is available below.  We are intending to produce a new House Extensions SPD in 2016.



Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG) was produced to support the Unitary Development Plan and it remains a material consideration when deciding planning applications.


Other documents are available at the following locations:
  • for information about the Norfolk Park Regeneration Plan SPG and the Manor Design Guide SPG please contact the Forward and Area Planning Team
  • for information about the Devonshire Quarter Action Plan SPG or the Cultural Industries Quarter Action Plan SPG please contact the City Regeneration Division.


  • Modified: Jun 30, 2016 8:12:30 AM