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Supplementary Planning Guidance

Supplementary planning guidance (SPGs) gives further detail on certain policies found in the London Plan. Below is a list of adopted and draft SPGs.

What are SPGs?

The Mayor produces SPGs to provide further guidance on policies in the London Plan that can’t be addressed in sufficient detail in the plan itself. They are initially published in draft for consultation.

Supplementary guidance can be useful where:

  • the level of detail is inappropriate for a development plan - for example development briefs, design guides and master plans for areas of intensive change
  • there is a need for an urgent policy response to an emerging issue.

Supplementary guidance is used to support statutory development plans, not as an alternative. It cannot be used to make new policies. Statements made in supplementary guidance carry less weight than those in the development plan in determining planning applications and appeals but may be considerations.