Supplementary planning documents and guidance

2. Supplementary Planning Documents (SPD)

The Shopfronts and Advertisements SPD (PDF 1.8Mb) provides detailed advice on good design practice for new and altered shop fronts and advertisements.


The Local Employment and Training SPD (PDF 612Kb) provides guidance and assistance to developers and end users of developments. It outlines how we intend to work with and support employers to maximise local employment and skills benefits from new developments.


The Open Space Provision and Commuted Payments SPD (PDF 1.5Mb) provides applicants seeking planning permission for housing with advice on what the requirements will be for providing open space. If a payment is required you can download our calculating tool (XLSX 22Kb) to work out how much you would need to pay.


The Design of Residential Development SPD (PDF 462Kb) provides applicants for planning permission with a clear indication of our expectations. It also helps Development Control make consistent decisions on planning applications in relation to residential developments.


The Extensions and Alterations to Dwellings SPD (PDF 1.1MB) provides applicants for planning permission with a clear indication of our expectations. It also helps the Development Management Service make consistent decisions on planning applications in relation to extensions and alterations to existing residential properties.


The Town Centre Housing SPD (PDF 695Kb) provides guidance on the operation of policies with regard to residential development in the town centre.


The Woodford Aerodrome Opportunity Site SPD (PDF 5.1Mb) relates to the future of the Stockport part of the site. It sets out the environmental, social, design and economic objectives which should guide development proposals which may come on that part of the site.


The Town Centre Masterplan SPD (PDF 1.4Mb) provides guidance on the implementation of the Stockport Town Centre Masterplan (Future Stockport) approved by Stockport Council in February 2005.


The Sustainable Transport SPD (PDF 725Kb) should be read by the developers of any development that would be expected to result in a change in traffic patterns.


The Transport in Residential Areas SPD (PDF 1.1Mb) informs the design of highway and infrastructure in residential developments in Stockport.


The Sustainable Design and Construction SPD (PDF 1.1Mb) is a comprehensive document laying out the drivers and benefits of sustainable design and construction.