Supplementary planning documents

The Hull Local Plan was adopted on 27th November 2017. Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs) which formed part of the old plan expired on that date. We are therefore now in the process of preparing new SPDs based on Local Plan topics.

The SPDs will cover the following topics:-

  • house extensions
  • heritage and archaeology
  • advertisement design
  • vitality and viability of centres
  • trees
  • protecting existing and providing new open space
  • ecology and biodiversity
  • city centre design
  • city centre parking
  • environmental quality
  • sustainable drainage
  • residential design
  • affordable housing

SPDs have a more limited role than local plan policies. For example, they cannot change a land use allocation. They are intended to advise on matters of detail such as design and policy implementation.

SPDs run alongside the Local Plan but there is no requirement for these documents to be examined by a planning inspector. However, we are required to carry out at least one formal public consultation before they can be adopted.

The current stage of the SPDs can be found below -

Adopted SPDs

SPD16 Whitefriargate

SPD7 Residential Design 

SPD13 City Centre Design Guide

SPD1 Designing a house extension

SPD 2 Heritage and archaeology

SPD8 Advertisement design guidance

SPD 9 Vitality and viability of centres

SPD 10 Trees

SPD 11 Protecting existing and providing new open space

SPD 12 Ecology and Biodiversity

SPD 3 Environmental Quality

SPD 5  City Centre Parking Strategy

SPD 15 Affordable Housing

SPD4 Living with Water

SPDs currently subject to consultation

Consultation has recently taken place for the Draft Healthy Places, Healthy People SPD, it ran from the 12th October 2020 to the 23rd November 2020. Following this consultation a Consultation Statement has been produced that details the process. 6 representations were received, considered and appropriate changes have been made to the draft document. We are now asking for further comments prior to publishing an Adoption Statement.

Consultation period:

The consultation will run from the 4th January 2021 to the 1st February 2021.


Submitting a consultation response

You can submit comments by –

email at

by post at -

City Planning

 Hull City Council


 Alfred Gelder Street


 HU1 2AA

Please note comments cannot be kept confidential (check part C of the response form).

Hull City Council is the data controller for personal information you choose to submit on this page.  Your personal information is processed to ensure we meet our statutory duty under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 to take account of responses to consultations.

We will review your comments when creating our policy documents and may contact you with feedback or queries on this subject.  Your personal information will not be published or disclosed to any other organisation unless we are permitted or required to do so by law. Where issues cross the City boundary details will be shared with East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

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Or by telephone 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545 745 (national rate).

The following SPDs are currently under preparation and will be consulted on once draft documents are available -

  • sustainable drainage
  • residential design
  • affordable housing