Guildford Borough Council will be opening the latest draft of the Local Plan up for consultation, from 9 June – 24 July. They will only be asking for comments about the proposed changes to the plan, as agreed by the Council in May.
Cllr Paul Spooner, Leader of the Council, says “Across our whole borough, people need places to live and thrive, with a great environment, transport and other vital infrastructure to support them. We remain committed to fundamental principles, such as our ‘brownfield first’ policy of proposing sites with past development, minimising development in Green Belt, protecting our Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and some of the changes increase the number of homes in the town centre with reduced or removed housing sites in rural areas and Green Belt. We also remain committed to ensuring the necessary infrastructure is delivered to support the Local Plan. This means that our local and strategic partners must also complete their transport and other projects, so we can deliver the Local Plan in full.”
The Planning Policy Team will be available to clarify the consultation process and you can view copies of the documents.
- East Horsley Village Hall – Wednesday 14 June 2017 – between 1pm and 8pm
- Tongham Community Centre – Thursday 15 June 2017 – between 1pm and 8pm
- Guildford Town Centre at our Council offices at Millmead – Saturday 1 July 2017 – between 10am and 5pm
Further details of the changes are available on the Councils website here
You can comment on the changes to the Local Plan here