Supplementary planning documents

The new Hull Local Plan was adopted on Monday 27 November 2017. At the same time all existing supplementary planning guidance (SPGs), which formed part of the old local plan, expired. We are therefore now preparing replacement supplementary planning documents (SPDs). These are topic based.

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

  • environmental constraints
  • sustainable drainage
  • car parking requirements and design 
  • converting a house
  • housing design
  • viability of centres
  • trees (protection and use in development)
  • protecting open spaces and new open space
  • ecology
  • city centre design guidance
  • health
  • draft 

The following SPDs have reached draft stage and comments are now invited on these before we finalise the documents prior to adoption.



Submit a consultation response

Comments should be made using the consultation response form no later than Monday 17 September 2018. 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  Your personal information will not be published or disclosed to any other organisation unless we are permitted or required to do so by law.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.

If you have questions about how we use your information you can contact

If you have concerns or wish to complain about how your personal information has been used you may contact the Council’s Data Protection Officer by email at or calling 01482 300 300. Alternatively you may contact the Information Commissioner’s Office who enforce privacy and data protection legislation.

Visit the Information Commissioners Office to find out more

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


The consultation period has expired for SPD1, SPD2 , SPD8, SPD9 and SPD12. These will be adopted soon.