Other Planning Guidance Including Supplementary Planning Documents
Find out about the standards the we have adopted for some types of development and planning documents that we use to help make decisions on planning applications.
Supplementary planning documents
Other planning guidance
Building for a Healthy Life
This design guidance which sets the standard for well-designed homes and neighbourhoods has been adopted by Uttlesford District Council and was endorsed by the Local Plan Leadership Group on 28 October 2021.
The guidance is based on 'Building for a Healthy Life', a government-endorsed industry standard, and will be used to inform decisions on planning applications.
Interim Climate Change Planning Policy
On 9 February 2021, Uttlesford District Council approved as non-statutory development management guidance anto ensure that development contributes to climate change mitigation and adaptation.
While not a formal planning policy in its own right, the document draws upon a range of established policies, guidance and good practice. Applicants should therefore be able to apply the interim policies to their proposals and, where necessary, provide a suitable explanation where they have not been applied.
A number of parish plans have been adopted as council approved guidance in determining planning applications and the preparation of the local development framework. These can be found on the Parish and village plans page.
Highways and Parking Standards
Uttlesford District Council has now adopted the Highways Development Management Policies as council approved planning guidance.
Essex Design Guide
The iconic Essex Design Guide (EDG) has been digitally revamped to provide contemporary socio economic, environmental, and best practice guidance to planners and those interested in the provision of new housing developments.
Further information and other supporting guidance can be found on Essex guidance documents section of the Essex Planning Officers Association (EPOA) website.