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Supplementary planning documents and design guidance

SPDs provide more detailed advice and guidance on policies in the Local Plan . We use them to help us make decisions on planning applications.

Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG)

SPG supports policies and/or proposals contained within the Local Plan.

Supplementary Planning Documents (SPD)

We use supplementary planning documents to help us make decisions on planning applications. These have extra detail on policies in the Local Plan.

The Council has recently adopted the Staffordshire Moorlands Design Guide SPD. Since its adoption, the Government has published its revised National Planning Policy Framework 2018.  The Council's design guide should be applied with regard to the revised framework and in particular Chapter 12 -  Achieving well designed places.

Staffordshire Moorlands Design Guide SPD

Staffordshire Moorlands Design Guide Adoption Statement [97KB]

Staffordshire Moorlands Design Guide SPD Consultation Statement [104KB]

Churnet Valley Masterplan was adopted in March 2014. The Masterplan and associated documents can be found on the Churnet Valley Masterplan webpage.

Leek Town Centre Masterplan was adopted in March 2014.  The Masterplan and associated documents can be found on the Leek Town Centre Masterplan webpage.

Cheadle Town Centre Masterplan was adopted in March 2014.  The Masterplan and associated documents can be found on the Cheadle Town Centre Masterplan webpage.

Other adopted SPGs / SPDs

Local heritage register [82KB]

Space about dwellings [190KB]

Amenity space for residential care and nursing homes [164KB]

Developer / Landowner contributions [304KB]

Public open space [226KB]

Housing for local people [253KB]

Design principles for development [6MB]