Residential Design


The Residential Design SPD was approved for adoption as a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) by Cabinet on 3rd December 2013.

This SPD has been prepared jointly by Chesterfield Borough Council, Bolsover District Council, North East Derbyshire District Council and Bassetlaw District Council. The Residential Design SPD:

  • Identifies the standards of design expected by the four local authorities in accordance;
  • Provides direction on the principles of good design within residential developments; and
  • Provides information and guidance on the design process.

The Residential Design SPD (titled Successful Places) is available to download below:

A few changes have been made to the final SPD since its first adoption by the other authorities it covers and reflects minor policy changes or adoption across all of the authorities; all of these minor changes are noted in SPD Changes Log.

Adoption Statement

In accordance with the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 an adoption statement has been produced to accompany the SPD, setting out when the document was adopted and locations in the district where it can be inspected.

Statement of Consultation

The Statement of Consultation details the consultation work undertaken during the preparation of the SPD and includes how the comments received and issues raised in the representations were addressed in the final Supplementary Planning Document (pursuant to Regulation as (a) of the 2012 Regulations).