Decision details

Adoption of Canopy Cover Supplementary Planning Document and Canopy Cover Calculator

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Planning

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

To consider the adoption of the Canopy Cover SPD.

Decision:

That the Canopy Cover Supplementary Planning Document and Canopy Cover Calculator be approved and be used to inform development management decision on the implementation of policy DM34 of the adopted Local Plan.

Reasons for the decision:

The Canopy Cover Supplementary Planning Document and Canopy Cover Calculator has been prepared to provide a standardised method of calculating canopy cover through the provision of a Canopy Calculator spreadsheet which can be used to measure existing canopy cover and calculate new canopy cover requirements.

 

This is a new policy requirement set out in the Local Plan, DM34-Delivering Green Infrastructure and Biodiversity in Development.  The policy requires a future canopy cover of 25% of the site area on sites outside of the town centres and 0.5 ha or more.  Within town centres and on sites below 0.5 ha, a development is required to maximise the opportunities available for canopy cover.

Publication date: 18/03/2020

Date of decision: 26/03/2020

Effective from: 26/03/2020

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