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Local Planning Guidance

Air Quality Guidance (December 2016)

Technical Guidance for Swale Borough Council has been prepared in conjunction with the Kent and Medway Air Quality Air Quality Partnership in response to the changes in national planning policy, through the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).

Guidance documents

The following guidance documents have been prepared to assist all parties involved in the renewable energy development process. These document have not been through public consultation but have been approved by the Council and will guide decision makers when determining applications.

Renewable Energy

Kent Downs AONB Management Plan (2014)

An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The Kent Downs Management Plan has been formally adopted by each of the Local Authorities who have the AONB in their area.

It is used as a material consideration for planning applications.

Local planning guidance

Throughout the Local Plan reference is made to Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG) and Supplementary Planning Documents (SPD).

These publications set out, in more detail than is possible in the Local Plan, certain standards and approaches of which developers should normally take account.

The Government considers that both SPG and SPD can be taken into account when considering planning applications, and that weight accorded to them will be increased if they have been subject to public consultation. All the SPG and SPD agreed by the Council has been subject to public consultation.

We have published SPG on the following topics:

  1. The Conversion of Buildings into Flats and Houses in Multiple Occupation
  2. Listed Buildings - A Guide for Owners and Occupiers
  3. The Conservation of Traditional Farm Buildings
  4. The Design of Shop fronts, Signs and Advertisements
  5. Designing an Extension - A Guide for Householders
  6. Planting on New Developments - A Guide for Developers
  7. The Erection of Stables and Keeping of Horses**
  8. Conservation Areas
  9. Lynsted Parish Design Statement
  10. Abbott Laboratories Ltd - Development Brief

**Additional information is provided in Managing Land for Horses - a guide to good practice in the Kent Downs AONB

We have published SPD on the following topics:

Ospringe design statement

This document was adopted on the 22 October 2006. A separate Statement of Adoption is available on request.

More information

For a copy of any of our Supplementary Planning Guidance documents or for further information, please contact us by email.

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