Supplementary planning documents

Wakefield District Residential Design Guide (RDG) Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)

The RDG was adopted as an SPD by the Council on 31 January 2018. The adopted versions of the RDG Part 1: Guidance for Housebuilders and Part 2: Guidance for Householders SPD, the Statement of Consultation, The Statement of Consultation Addendum and the Adoption Statement can be viewed below in the Current Supplementary Planning Documents and Guidance folder.

Further information regarding the Residential Design Guide Implementation Plan will be added to this webpage in due course. The Implementation Plan can be viewed in the Archive documents folder.

Wakefield City Centre Urban Design Framework (UDF) SPD

The UDF was adopted as a SPD by the Council on 4 October 2017. The adopted version of the UDF SPD, the Statement of Consultation and the Adoption Statement can be viewed below in the Current Supplementary Planning Documents and Guidance folder.

Current supplementary planning documents and guidance

We have adopted a series of planning guidance documents to supplement the policies in the Local Development Framework.

Supplementary Planning Documents:

Supplementary Planning Guidance:

Development Proposals in Health and Safety Executive Consultation Zones (SPG4), Sustainable Development Guide (SPG5) and Affordable Housing (SPG6) are no longer relevant for the purpose of assessing development proposals, as they were to guide the application of policies in the Unitary Development First Alteration 2003 (UDPFA), which have now been replaced by the Local Development Framework. Consequently, these documents have now been archived. The SPGs also refer to old national planning policy and guidance, which has since been replaced by National Planning Policy Framework 2018 and the associated National Planning Practice Guidance.

Wakefield City Centre Urban Design Framework (UDF) SPD

The UDF was adopted as a SPD by the Council on 4 October 2017. The adopted version of the UDF SPD, the Statement of Consultation and the Adoption Statement can be viewed below in the Current Supplementary Planning Documents and Guidance folder.

Planning Practice Guidance

Approved Masterplans

City Fields, Wakefield Masterplan Framework

The Masterplan Framework was approved by Cabinet on 27 June 2017 and is material consideration when determining planning applications within the area covered by the masterplan.

Aire River Growth Corridor Masterplan

The Masterplan was approved by Cabinet on 12 June 2018 and is material consideration when determining planning applications within the area covered by the masterplan.

Archive documents

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Spatial Policy Group

Planning Services
Wakefield Council
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PO Box 700
Wakefield
WF1 2EB

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