Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG)

Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG) are documents produced by us to give guidance to the public, applicants and developers when making planning applications. 

The aim of the notes is to:

  • identify relevant planning policies likely to affect the topic
  • summarise the planning issues that arise from certain applications
  • provide guidance on how to meet the policies
  • give general advice on other planning issues

SPGs are one of the 'material considerations' taken into account when determining planning applications.

Adopted SPGs

The following pieces of SPG have been formally adopted, following public consultation, and are material considerations that will be taken into account when determining a planning application.

LDP1 - Affordable Housing Obligations (Revision) - Updated November 2019 (PDF)

LDP4 - Trees and development (PDF)

LDP5 - Car Parking Standards (PDF 708kb)

LDP5 - Car Parking Standards: Parking Zones (PDF 34mb)

LDP6 - Building Better Places to Live(PDF 1.92mb)

LDP7 - Householder Developments (PDF 898kb)

LDP8 - Protection of Open Space (PDF 243kb)

LDP8 - Protection of Open Space - Report of Consultation (PDF 137kb)

LDP10 - Buildings in the countryside (PDF 298kb)

LDP12 - Shop Fronts and Advertisements (PDF 1.6mb)

DDG16 - The Replacement of Allotments – Interim guidance (PDF 387kb)

Biodiversity Action Plan

Biodiversity Action Plan for Caerphilly County Borough Volume 1 - Interim Guidance (PDF 1.88mb)

Biodiversity Action Plan for Caerphilly County Borough Volume 2 - Interim Guidance (PDF 4.27mb)

Interim supplementary planning guidance refers to all planning guidance produced under the auspices of previous development plans. This guidance is in the process of being updated but has been adopted as interim guidance in the meantime for development control purposes.

Conservation area design guides

Butetown Conservation Area Appraisal and Conservation Area Management Plan (PDF 6mb)

Draethen Conservation Area Design Guide - Interim Guidance (PDF 14.48mb)

Draethen Conservation Area Enhancement Plan - Interim Guidance (PDF 6.13mb)

Nelson Conservation Area Design Guide - Interim Guidance (PDF 20.21mb)

Nelson Conservation Area Enhancement Plan - Interim Guidance (PDF 6.2mb)

Site development briefs

Handball Court, Nelson – Interim guidance (PDF 239kb)

Concrete Yard, Deri – Interim guidance (PDF 11.6mb)

Land to the south of Merthyr Road, Princetown (PDF 450kb)

Pontllanfraith House, Pontllanfraith (PDF 3.76mb)

Town centre action plans

Bargoed Town Centre Action Plan (PDF 5.35mb)

Blackwood Town Centre Action Plan (PDF 2.2mb)

Caerphilly Basin Masterplan (PDF 1.8mb)

Newbridge Town Centre Action Plan (PDF 881kb)

Risca and Pontymister Town Centre Action Plan (PDF 5.2mb)

Newbridge Riverside Action Plan (PDF 881kb)

Ystrad Mynach Masterplan (PDF 10mb)

Wind Turbine technical guidance

Planning Guidance for Smaller Scale Wind Turbine Developments – Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment Requirements (PDF)

Smaller Scale Wind Turbine Development - Landscape Sensitivity and Capacity Study Final Report November 2015 (Part 2) (PDF)

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