Policy documents and guidance

The council produces documents as evidence to support current and emerging policy. Guidance notes are also available to provide additional detail on key issues.

Planning guidance

The documents below were previously adopted as supplementary planning guidance to support the now superseded Runnymede Borough Council Local Plan 2001 (second alteration). The Council is currently producing a range of Supplementary Planning Documents (SPD) to support the newly adopted Runnymede 2030 Local Plan, and these will replace the existing guidance documents on this page. Until replacement SPDs have been adopted, the guidance contained in the below documents are still capable of being some weight in the decision making process but the amount of weight will depend on the level of consistency with the Runnymede 2030 Local Plan and the NPPF.


Supplementary Planning Guidance Notes

Icon for pdf Addlestone Town Centre Strategy Supplementary Planning Guidance (1999) [1.5MB]

Icon for pdf Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Guidance (2007) [214.78KB] (the Council's Registered Provider development partners can be viewed Icon for worddocuments HERE [15.05KB])

Icon for pdf Car Parking Supplementary Planning Guidance (2001) [237.2KB]

Icon for pdf Residential Extensions and Replacement Dwellings in the Green Belt Supplementary Planning Guidance (2004) [134.03KB]

Icon for pdf Householder Guide Supplementary Planning Guidance (2003) [399.35KB]

Icon for pdf Thames Basin Heaths Special Protection Area (TBHSPA) Supplementary Planning Guidance (2009) [750.2KB]

Icon for pdf Trees, Woodland and Hedgerows Supplementary Planning Guidance (2003) [237.12KB]


Supplementary Planning Documents

Since the adoption of the Runnymede 2030 Local Plan in July 2020, the following Supplementary Planning Documents (SPD) have been adopted.

Infrastructure Delivery & Prioritisation SPD


Planning Advice Notes

Icon for pdf Renewable Energy 2010 [698.55KB]

Icon for excel Renewable Energy Table [30KB] (renewable energy calculator)

Icon for pdf Smoking Shelters [161.7KB]


Planning Infrastructure Contributions

Further information on planning obligations can be found here.


Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Regulations came into force in April 2010 and provides borough and district councils, as 'charging authorities', with a new mechanism to raise money from development in their area to fund infrastructure. Please refer to the following webpage for further information about CIL:

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

Gypsies and travellers (policy documents and guidance)


Conservation Areas and Listed Buildings (policy documents and guidance)

Planning policy guidance and documentation relating to the Borough's Conservation Areas and Listed Buildings (nationally listed buildings as well as locally listed and non designated heritage assets) can be viewed here.