Open Spaces Supplementary Planning Document

Open Space SEA Screening for Consultation

The Open Space SPD: Context

2.1 The Draft Open Space SPD sets out further detail on existing policies contained within the Coventry City Council Local Plan, in particular Policy GE1: Green Infrastructure. The Local Plan is the City Council's statutory planning framework which sets out how and where new homes, jobs, services and infrastructure will be delivered and the type of places and environments that will be created, enhanced and protected.

2.2 Requiring developers to provide open space as part of their proposals is a key requirement of Policy GE1 (Green Infrastructure) of the adopted Coventry Local Plan.

2.3 The additional guidance provided within the SPD aims to provide clear information for developers about policy requirements: which developments will trigger a requirement for open space provision, how much open space should be provided, what kind of open space is needed, and clear expectations in terms of design and delivery.