Under the requirements of the European Union Directive 2001/42/EC (Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Directive)) and Environmental Assessment of Plans and Programmes Regulations (2004) specific types of plans that set out the framework for future development consent of projects must be subject to an environmental assessment.

The Design SPD provides design principles and best practice to guide the design quality of development proposals. It elaborates on the design principles set out in both the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and Core Strategy Policy CS7 Design and sets out how development proposals can achieve them.

Bracknell Forest Council have just released the newly proposed 2016 Design SPD and its available to be viewed online and commented upon via the BFC Consultation Portal.

Click here to view the 2016 Design SPD on the BFC Consultation Portal