The Council adopted the Basements SPD on 14 April 2016. The Basements SPD provides more detailed guidance and advice on the adopted Local Plan Policy CL7: Basements. It is designed to help applicants make successful planning applications and for residents to understand the various issues that the Council will consider in assessing planning applications related to basement development. Applicants should follow the guidance in the Basements SPD when submitting their planning application alongside meeting the requirements of Policy CL7: Basements in Chapter 34 of the Consolidated Local Plan. Depending on the case there may be other planning policies that also apply.