Supplementary planning documents

Supplementary Planning Documents (SPD) were introduced as part of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 and form part of the Local Development Framework.

The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) states SPDs should help applicants make successful applications or aid infrastructure delivery. SPDs add further detail to the policies in the Local Plan and provide further guidance for development on specific sites, or on particular issues.

An SPD is given 'substantial weight' as a material consideration in planning decisions, particularly if it accords with national guidance/policy and has been subject of consultation.

Selby District Council Flood Risk Sequential Test Developer Guidance Note - July 2017

This guidance note describes what the Council's approach will be when applying the Sequential Test for planning applications that are located within Flood Zones 2 and 3. It has been formulated in collaboration with the Environment Agency, and supersedes the previous guidance note that was published on the Council's website in January 2017.

Sequential Test Developer Guidance Note - July 2017

List of sites to inform the Sequential Test Developer Guidance Note - July 2017

Following discussions and consultations with developers, landowners, the public and the Environment Agency, it has been agreed that the current district wide approach to Flood Risk Sequential Testing is not suitable for the District. The Council wants to encourage development in the right places with the lowest risk of flooding, however there must be a pragmatic approach which supports the redevelopment of brownfield sites and steers development to the main settlements as set out in the Core Strategy 2013.

After detailed discussions it has been decided that an SPD is not the suitable route to provide the relevant guidance. The guidance note above has been produced to guide developers when undertaking the sequential test and to consider mitigation measures to ensure delivery of development.

Please consult the guidance and discuss any queries with Development Management through an appointment with either the duty officer at Access Selby, through a pre-app meeting or through the planning process with your designated Development Management Officer.

For further details please consult the Development Management at  http://www.selby.gov.uk/planning-surgery

Flood Risk Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) - November 2014

Please note it has been decided that an SPD is not the suitable route to provide the relevant guidance. Please refer to the Sequential Test and Flood Risk Guidance Note above.

New development should be directed away from areas at risk of flooding as a matter of principle. However there are places like Selby Town where the wider sustainability benefits of development must be balanced against flood risk. Previously, the "Sequential Test" in assessing planning applications has been applied across the whole District, but now with the adoption of the Core Strategy it is appropriate to review this requirement and align the Sequential Test requirements with the Core Strategy spatial vision. To do this, the attached Draft Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) sets out new, smaller geographic areas to apply the Sequential Test to enable more easily the balancing of sustainability issues in determining planning applications.

The Council is publishing a draft document for your comments. This Initial Consultation runs from 24 November 2014 until Monday 19 January 2015. During this period documents can be viewed at Council Offices and Local Libraries during normal working hours.

Comments must be received by 5pm on 19 January 2015 in order to be considered by the Council. Representations should be made in writing to Policy and Strategy Team, Selby District Council, Doncaster Road, Selby YO8 9FT or by email with the subject title 'Flood Risk SPD' to localplan@selby.gov.uk.

You can download the Flood Risk SPD and Press Notice here:

Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document (AHSPD) 2014

The AHSPD was adopted on 25 February 2014 following a consultation process of 6 weeks running from 4th July 2013 and 16th August 2013. The Consultation Statement includes a schedule of comments and associated amendments towards the end of the document.

You can download and view the documents below:

Consultation on Draft Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document (AHSPD)

On 4 July 2013, the Council published and invited comments on the Draft Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document (AHSPD) in order that all parties could make their views known.

The consultation period was closed on 16 August 2013. Copies of the documents were made available to view at the 'Access Selby' contact centre in Selby and at local libraries during normal opening hours.

The AHSPD is being produced by the Council to assist in the implementation of the Core Strategy Policies to deliver affordable housing to meet local needs in accordance with national policy.

You can download and view the documents below:

If you would like to discuss the AHSPD please contact the Policy and Strategy team by email on localplan@selby.gov.uk or by telephone on (01757) 292034.

Olympia Park Draft Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)

On the 12 July 2012, Selby District Council published and invited comments on the Olympia Park Draft Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) in order that all parties could make their views known.

The consultation period closed on 23 August 2012.

Copies of the representations can be viewed here.*

The consultation documents can be viewed and downloaded below.

The SPD has been produced by the Council in order to explain the Council's expectations and requirements for the development of the Olympia Park Strategic Development Site identified in the Core Strategy and to compliment the Framework Delivery Document (FDD) and Master Plan produced by the landowners.

Draft Consultation Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) for Olympia Park - pdf

Please note that there is an error on the aerial photographs in the SPD document. We are in the process of removing/amending these images from the document.

Copies of the documents were also available to inspect, during normal opening times at:

The principle of development at Olympia Park is established in the emerging Core Strategy which can also be viewed at the above contact points, together with the accompanying evidence base including the Sustainability Appraisal and Report.

A 'drop in' session was held at Barlby Bridge Community Primary School, Thomas Street, Barlby YO8 5AA on 19 July between 4pm and 9pm.

Policy and Strategy Team
01757 292034
email - localplan@selby.gov.uk

Draft Affordable Housing SPD 2010

Consultation on the Draft Affordable Housing SPD 2010 was undertaken during a 6 week period from the 10 January to the 21 February 2011. The consultation has now closed.

Consultation comments have been reviewed and taken into consideration in developing a revised Affordable Housing SPD. See above for consultation on the current document. The archived document is still available to download below.

Developer Contribution Supplementary Planning Document

Selby District Council adopted the Developer Contributions Supplementary Planning Document (DC SPD) - pdf 17.1Mb which forms part of the Local Development Framework on 29 March 2007.

The DCSPD explains in more detail those policies which seek contributions from developers of land and buildings, in order to lessen the impact of carrying out new developments. Topics covered include:

  • Affordable Housing for local needs
  • Recreation Open Space
  • Waste and Recycling Facilities
  • Education, Primary Health Care and Community Facilities
  • Transport/Highways and Facilities and Drainage Infrastructure
  • Local Employment Skills Training, and
  • Enhancement of the Public Realm

The following final published documents are available to read or download. The documents are also available to purchase from Access Selby.

Developer Contribution Supplementary Planning Document Chapters

Public Participation Stage

An earlier draft Developer Contributions SPD was published for consultation purposes between April and June 2006. The following superseded documents are still available to download or can be obtained from the Planning Policy Team on 01757 292063.