Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Planning
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To consider the adoption of the Canopy Cover SPD.
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.
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