Supplementary Plans: Frequently Asked Questions

The introduction of Supplementary Plans (SPs) is part of an over-arching ambition to simplify, speed up and create more certainty in the plan making system, improve consultation and engagement in the formulation of planning policy, and streamline the number of information sources for those making planning applications.These FAQs bring together our thoughts and advice on the most immediate challenges facing planning authorities.

Planning Advisory Service (PAS) has created these Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to support the government’s consultation process. These FAQs have been produced by PAS and do not represent the view of government or constitute legal/policy advice, nor do they represent official guidance.

These FAQs have been produced based on PAS’s interpretation of Govt. consultation documents and reflect questions asked during two virtual events held in November 2023. 

About Supplementary Plans

Replacing Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs)

Consultation & Examination

Design Codes & Supplementary Plans

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