The Development Guidelines SPD provides further guidance and explanation to the adopted Core Strategy and is used to inform planning decisions. It helps to improve the quality of development in Plymouth by providing user-friendly planning guidance and enables applicants to better understand the planning criteria by which their application will be determined.

The amendments that have been made for this First Review are primarily in relation to applications for Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs). This review document represents an update to the Development Guidelines SPD adopted in 2010. The main change is that it now includes further guidelines in relation to planning applications for changes of use to HMOs which will be received as a result of an Article 4 Direction.

The consultation is open from 9am on 20 September 2012 and representations must be made by 5pm on 1 November 2012.

Full details can be found on the Plymouth City Council website here.