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Supplementary Planning Guidance and Supplementary Planning Documents

A number of Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG) and Supplementary Planning Documents (SPD) have been prepared to provide guidance on the way planning policies will be implemented, including briefs for specific sites.

You can download relevant Lewes District supplementary planning documents, guidance and development briefs below.

July 2018 update - Lewes Affordable Housing SPD

Since the adoption of the Lewes Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document government has published an update to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).  Paragraph 63 states that “Provision of affordable housing should not be sought for residential developments that are not major developments, other than in designated rural areas”. The NPPF defines major developments as “For housing, development where 10 or more homes will be provided, or the site has an area of 0.5 hectares or more.”

Therefore, the requirement for 40% affordable housing will now apply to developments of 10 or more homes, rather than 11 or more, or a site area of 0.5 hectares or more. This should be noted when reading the Lewes Affordable Housing SPD.