Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs) expand or add details to policies laid out in local plan documents. We also issue additional planning guidance
The SPD is intended to promote local design and local distinctiveness. It has a clear and narrow reference: that the design of new development seeks to ensure that it recognises what the local Sandgate Community feel is important about their local area.
The Guide covers all forms of development, identifying good design as something that recognises the social, environmental and economic needs of the community in creating vibrant attractive places that are both memorable and contribute to Kent's character. Adopted by the Council as a SPD on 20th June 2007, it is a material consideration for Development Control purposes when considering a planning application.
The handbook aims to provide practical, readily accessible design guidance to contribute to the conservation and enhancement of the special characteristics of the AONB as a whole, and the distinctiveness of its individual character areas.