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Supplementary planning documents and design guidance

SPDs provide more detailed advice and guidance on policies in the Local Plan . We use them to help us make decisions on planning applications.

We use supplementary planning documents to help us make decisions on planning applications. These have extra detail on policies in the Local Plan.

Developer Contributions Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)

The Council is preparing a Developer Contributions SPD which will set out guidance for affordable housing, open space, education, health and other forms of infrastructure required to address the impact of development and how contributions will be calculated. This is now at the first stage of preparation and a number of issues and options have been identified for consideration and inclusion within the SPD. The Council is seeking your views.  

Comments should be received by 5.00pm on Thursday 7th April 2022. You can share your views via the online portal - https://staffsmoorlands-consult.objective.co.uk/ . Alternatively , you can email  forward.plans@staffsmoorlands.gov.uk or by writing to Forward Plans, Staffordshire Moorlands District Council, Moorlands House, Stockwell Street, Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 6HQ using our  SPD Response Form [178KB] .

Before completing or submitting your response please make sure you read the Developer Contributions SPD - Issues and Options Paper [378KB] .

Design Guide SPD

The Council has recently adopted the Staffordshire Moorlands Design Guide SPD. Since its adoption, the Government has published its revised National Planning Policy Framework 2018.  The Council's design guide should be applied with regard to the revised framework and in particular Chapter 12 -  Achieving well designed places.

Staffordshire Moorlands Design Guide SPD

Staffordshire Moorlands Design Guide Adoption Statement [97KB]

Staffordshire Moorlands Design Guide SPD Consultation Statement [104KB]

Churnet Valley Masterplan was adopted in March 2014. The Masterplan and associated documents can be found on the Churnet Valley Masterplan webpage.

Leek Town Centre Masterplan was adopted in March 2014.  The Masterplan and associated documents can be found on the Leek Town Centre Masterplan webpage.

Cheadle Town Centre Masterplan was adopted in March 2014.  The Masterplan and associated documents can be found on the Cheadle Town Centre Masterplan webpage.

Other adopted SPGs / SPDs

Local heritage register [82KB]

Space about dwellings [190KB]

Amenity space for residential care and nursing homes [164KB]

Developer / Landowner contributions [304KB]

Public open space [226KB]

Housing for local people [253KB]

Design principles for development [6MB]