Previously the Planning Section adopted a number of Supplementary Planning Guidance Notes which related to policy in the Scarborough Borough Local Plan (1999).
The SPG on student accommodation provides guidance to developers intending to create student accommodation in relation to location, standards of accommodation, management of premises and provision of open space.
The SPG on residential extensions provides owners and builders guidance on residential extensions and aims to raise the overall standards of design.
In addition to formal SPG notes, the council has also adopted guidance notes on flat conversions and shop fronts. The guidance on flat conversions clarifies what the council will expect in terms of internal and external improvements as part of the conversion process. The Shop Front Policy and Design Guidance booklet describes the policies and guidelines of the council for new shop fronts and alterations to existing shop fronts. It is intended to give a practical outline of the principles of good shop front and advertisement design.