Development briefs are prepared to provide more detailed guidance on matters including interpretation of policy, the principles of design, layout and landscaping.
Various sites within the Borough are covered by development briefs, some of which date from the 1980s.
Consequently, the weight to be attached to any particular brief in the assessment and determination of a planning application will vary according to its age and continued relevance. Where appropriate, the Council will review briefs to reflect national and/or local policy changes.
The level of detail in development briefs varies according to the individual requirements of the site. Generally, briefs contain guidance as to the main applicable planning policies, a site appraisal, and the Council's view on the appropriate development and design principles, infrastructure requirements and likely means/timing of implementation.
The text is supported by maps and diagrams. They normally show the existing characteristics of the site and any features such as buildings, trees and open spaces to be retained. They may also indicate the Council's requirements regarding any proposed development, for example, in terms of its access, layout, density, landscaping, open space and the design of buildings.
Some briefs include additional guidance on mix of house types, height of buildings and/or protection/management of important features.
• Daedalus development strategy - September 1997 (2 MB)
• Hunts Pond Road development brief
• Peters Road development brief
• Segensworth employment area - August 1979 (1 MB)
• Segensworth South employment area - January 1983 (1 MB)
• Whiteley area 9 - September 1988 (3 MB)
• Whiteley area 11 - September 1988 (3 MB)
• Western Wards Area 3 - January 1986 (798 KB)
• Western Wards Area 4 - August 1986 (2 MB)
• Western Wards area 14 - May 1990 (754 KB)
• Western Wards area 23 - September 1979 (2 MB)
• Western Wards area 31 - November 1988 (998 KB)
• Western Wards area 32 - June 1980 (2 MB)