Supplementary Planning Documents
Supplementary planning documents (SPDs) add more detail to the policies in the Local Plan.
They can be used to provide further guidance for development on specific sites or on particular issues, such as design.
SPDs can be a material consideration in planning decisions. They are not part of the development plan. We have adopted the following SPDs by general theme of the document.
Current live consultations on documents that add more detail to the policies in the local plan.
Housing Affordability SPD
The Housing Affordability SPD updates the information that needs to be considered and provided relating to planning applications involving the provision of affordable housing on the island.
Its purpose is to provide all parties with clear guidance on the types of affordable housing being sought, the target mix and data sources to be used to identify local affordable housing requirements.
The Housing Affordability SPD was formally adopted as an SPD by the council on 26 September 2023 following a period of consultation during June and July 2023. An adoption statement has also been prepared, together with a comments summary and Equalities Impact Assessment. You can download the following documents:
At the request of parish and town councils, we have adopted a number of community documents as SPDs within the Island Plan Local Development Framework.
|Adoption date/implementation date
|Chale village design statement SPD
|14 December 2012/14 January 2013
Chale village design statement SPD adoption statement
|Fishbourne parish SPD
|5 August 2014/14 August 2014
|Fishbourne parish SPD adoption statement
|Godshill parish SPD
|23 June 2015/2 July 2015
|Godshill parish SPD adoption statement
|Nettlestone and Seaview parish plan SPD
14 December 2012/14 January 2013
Nettlestone and Seaview parish plan SPD adoption statement
|Niton and Whitwell parish plan SPD
|10 June 2014/19 June 2014
Niton and Whitwell parish plan SPD adoption statement
|Yarmouth and Thorley community plan SPD
14 December 2012/14 January 2013
Yarmouth and Thorley community plan SPD adoption statement
These SPDs provide further detail to the adopted policies of the Island Plan Core Strategy that seek contributions from new development.
Affordable housing contributions SPD
The SPD sets out when we, as part of the planning process, will ask developers to provide financial contributions towards affordable housing and how much the contributions will be expected to be. The principle of this is already set out in the Island Plan Core Strategy.
Most new residential development will be expected to make a financial contribution towards affordable housing. Larger sites will be required to provide a percentage of on-site affordable housing.
The affordable housing contributions SPD and came into force in March 2017. This followed consultation on the draft document between January and February 2017.
It replaces the previous version adopted in 2015. Original supporting statements and assessments were used as it was the mechanism for collecting contributions that was changed, rather than the principles.
Children's services facilities contribution SPD
The SPD sets out when we, as part of the planning process, will ask developers to provide a financial contribution towards education facilities that are required as a result of new housing being built. The principle of this is already set out in the Island Plan Core Strategy.
Most new residential development of over ten units will be required to make a contribution. Some types of residential development will be excluded, for example housing for older people or one bedroom dwellings, as they are unlikely to have an impact on education facilities.
For all other types of residential development where there will be an impact on existing schools and other facilities, the SPD sets out how much should be paid for each new dwelling. In some cases a new facility may be required. This document establishes our minimum expectations of what developers will need to provide.
The Children's Services Financial Contributions Supplementary Planning Document (CSFCSPD) was adopted and came into force in May 2014. This followed consultation on the draft document between February and April 2014.
Newport and Ryde Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) SPD
The Newport and Ryde Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) was formally adopted as an SPD by the council on 21 June 2023 following a period of consultation during March and April 2023. An adoption statement has also been prepared, together with a comments summary and Equalities Impact Assessment.
- Download the Newport and Ryde Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan SPD (PDF 7MB)
- Download the Newport and Ryde LCWIP adoption statement (PDF 71KB)
- Download the Newport and Ryde LCWIP comments summary (PDF 208KB)
- Download the Newport and Ryde LCWIP Equalities Impact Assessment (PDF 146KB)
The Newport and Ryde Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) was first prepared during 2019 in close consultation with the local community and a range of key stakeholders including Ryde Town Council, Newport and Carisbrooke Community Council, Island Roads and cycling and walking forums Sustrans, CycleWight and Isle of Wight Ramblers.
The document identifies cycling and walking improvements required at the local level in Newport and Ryde that will help deliver a long-term approach to developing local cycling and walking networks. The SPD will be used as a material consideration in planning decision making.
Guidelines for new development SPDs
These SPDs provide further information relating to what we, as the local planning authority, would expect to see from new development. They provide the basis for negotiation, should it be necessary.
Adoption date/ implementation date
Guidelines for parking provision as part of new developments SPD
|12 January 2017/
23 January 2017
Guidelines for parking provision as part of new developments SPD adoption statement
|Guidelines for recycling and refuse storage in new developments SPD
12 January 2017/
23 January 2017
Guidelines for recycling and refuse storage in new developments adoption statement
|Newport and Ryde Commercial Frontages Design Guide SPD
22 November 2022
|Newport and Ryde Commercial Frontages Design Guide SPD adoption statement
Newport and Ryde Commercial Frontages Design Guide Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)
As part of the Heritage Action Zone (HAZ) projects, the:
- Isle of Wight Council,
- Ryde Town Council,
- Newport and Carisbrooke Parish Council,
working in partnership with
- Historic England,
- design consultants Create Streets,
jointly commissioned and produced a Newport and Ryde Commercial Frontages Design Guide (the Design Guide). The purpose of the Design guide is to seek an improvement in the quality of shopfronts. The shopfronts are in the historic conservation areas of Newport and Ryde town centres.
The Newport and Ryde Commercial Frontages Design Guide Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) was adopted by the Isle of Wight Council. It was adopted at its Cabinet meeting on Thursday 10 November 2022. Following that decision being published and a 5 working day ‘call in’ period for the decision (as required by the council’s Constitution), the SPD came into force on Tuesday 22 November 2022.