Additional Planning Policy Documents

In addition to the Solihull Local Plan, which was adopted in December 2013, the Council has prepared documents to further support the planning process.

Supplementary Planning Documents & Guidance

The role of Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs) and Guidance (SPGs) is to provide additional detail and guidance to Local Plan policies. They help applicants make a successful planning application and support Development Management in the decision-making process. Although these documents are non-statutory, they are subject to consultation and are a material consideration when making planning decisions. The following SPDs and SPGs have been adopted:

The Council consulted on a Draft Hot Food Takeways SPD from 6 October until 17 November 2014. Following consideration of the responses, the Council has decided to review the impact of fast food outlets as part of the Local Plan Review.

Statement of Community Involvement Consultation on the Draft Statement of Community Involvement and Draft Local Validation Criteria

The Council consulted on an updated Draft Statement of Community Involvement and Draft Local Validation Criteria from Friday 2 August until Friday 27 September 2019.

All of the consultation responses are now being collated and will form part of a report to a future meeting of the Climate Change, Housing & Planning Cabinet.

At that meeting representations will be reviewed and a decision will be taken on the extent that the draft Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) and Local Validation Criteria (LVC) may need to be amended prior to adoption.

The Statement of Community Involvement

The Statement of Community Involvement sets out the Council’s approach to consultation on planning matters. It aims to facilitate community and stakeholder involvement from planning applications to preparation of planning policies.

Annual Monitoring Report

The Annual Monitoring Report enables the Council to assess the extent to which its planning policies are achieving their objectives. You can view the latest AMR.

Local Development Scheme

The Council’s most recent LDS (October 2018) can be found here.

Previous versions of the LDS are available as follows:

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