Design standards for new developments confirmed

15/7/21

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The Council has adopted the Runnymede Design Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) (15 July 2021).

The Runnymede Design Supplementary Planning Document provides design guidance to supplement policies within the Runnymede 2030 Local Plan. The guidance will ensure that everyone involved in the process of designing and assessing planning applications in the Borough - from councillors and staff, to applicants and developers - is clear about the Council's expectations for high quality design in new developments, and how to deliver high quality in different scales and types of proposals.

It sets out four overarching design standards:

  • Strengthening Runnymede's character
  • Making people-friendly places
  • Place making and creating character
  • Achieving sustainable design

Councillor Myles Willingale, Chairman of the Planning Committee said, 'I am delighted to see the adoption of the Runnymede Design Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) which now forms a vital element of the Council's toolkit as it assesses development proposals which are coming forward in the Borough following the adoption of the Runnymede 2030 Local Plan.

"Runnymede is a beautiful Borough which is everyone's joint duty to protect and, where possible, enhance. I look forward to this document flying the flag for good design, so strengthening our resolve to enhance the special characteristics of Runnymede and leaving us better able to resist poorly designed schemes'.

View the Runnymede Design Supplementary Planning Document and accompanying documents.

Copies can also be viewed at the Council Offices but due to Covid-19 restrictions this will be by appointment only until restrictions are lifted. Should anyone wish to make an appointment please contact 01932 838383 in advance. Copies can also be viewed at Addlestone, Chertsey and Egham libraries.