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Consultation on the Draft Guide for Converting Shops to Residential Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)

The Guide for Converting Shops to Residential SPD has been prepared by the Council to help ensure high quality conversions are achieved in the District. The SPD sets out design advice to achieve a quality conversion, where a conversion may be appropriate and where it will not, and highlights issues that Planning and Building Control teams look for when considering an application.

Upon adoption, the SPD will be taken into account as a material consideration in the planning process.

The Draft SPD is available to view here.

The Consultation Statement is available to view here

The Consultation period will begin on Friday 5th October until 5.00pm Monday 19th November 2018. 

The Draft SPD will be made available to view at the following locations:

  • Main District Council Offices at Urban Road, Kirkby-in-Ashfield on Mondays to Fridays 8.30am to 5.00pm (4.30 Fridays).
  • District Council Offices at Watnall Road, Hucknall, and Brook Street, Sutton in Ashfield, during normal opening hours
  • Kirkby in Ashfield, Sutton in Ashfield, Selston and Hucknall libraries

Comments can be made by:

copies of which can also be collected from the above locations. The completed form should then be:

  • Emailed to localplan@ashfield.gov.uk or
  • Posted to the Forward Planning Team, Ashfield District Council, Urban Road, Kirkby-In-Ashfield, Notts, NG17 8DA



Residential Development Guidelines Supplementary Planning Documents

In order to help achieve high quality design in residential development and house extensions, Ashfield District Council has produced the following Supplementary Planning Documents (SPD):  

Residential Design Guide Supplementary Planning Document

Residential Extensions Design Guide Supplementary Planning Document

The Residential Car Parking Standards SPD has been prepared by the Council to provide guidance to applicants and developers. The SPD sets the Council's requirement for parking provision in new residential developments. It updates and replaces residential parking standards contained within the Ashfield Local Plan Review (2002).

Residential Car Parking Standards Supplementary Planning Document

The SPDs were approved and adopted as a Supplementary Planning Documents (SPD) by the Council on 6th November 2014.


Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document (2009)

The Affordable Housing SPD forms a Local Development Document which updates and supports Affordable Housing Policy HG4 in the Ashfield Local Plan Review (2002).

Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document

The SPD was approved and adopted by the Council on 30th July 2009.