Supplementary planning documents

Supplementary Planning Documents (SPD)

Wakefield District Residential Design Guide (RDG)

The RDG was adopted as an SPD by the Council on 31 January 2018. 

Wakefield City Centre Urban Design Framework (UDF)

The UDF was adopted as an SPD by the Council on 4 October 2017.

 

Street Design Guide

The Street Design Guide was adopted as an SPD by the Council on 18 January 2012

 

Approved Masterplans

Knottingley & Ferrybridge Masterplan

The Masterplan was approved by Cabinet on 12 January 2021 and is a material consideration when determining planning applications within the area covered by the masterplan. The masterplan comprises of:

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

Castleford Strategic Regeneration Framework
The Masterplan Framework was approved by Cabinet on 11 October 2022 and is a material consideration when determining planning applications within the area covered by the masterplan.

Pontefract Masterplan
The Masterplan was approved by Cabinet on 16 March 2021 and is a material consideration when determining planning applications within the area covered by the masterplan.

Wakefield City Masterplan
The Masterplan was approved by Cabinet on 15 February 2022 and is a material consideration when determining planning applications within the area covered by the masterplan.

Some of the SPDs, guidance and masterplans refer to policies in the now revoked Local Development Framework. Please see the policy referencing schedule for corresponding policies in the adopted Local Plan.

 

Further Guidance

Wakefield District Local Plan Masterplanning Guidance
This guidance note sets out the Councils approach and requirements regarding the policy for masterplans to be provided as part of planning applications for larger developments.

First Homes Position Statement
This statement sets out the Councils position on First Homes.

Wakefield Interim Guidance for Achieving Net Gain for Biodiversity in Development
This guidance note sets out how Biodiversity Net Gain should be provided through development in Wakefield district and includes information to be submitted with planning applications.

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