Local Plan Work Has Cost £3.1 Million So Far – Nearly £1 Million For Consultancy

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Guildford’s Local Plan has cost £3.1 million to date and is expected to cost a further £850,000 over the next 18 months

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Nearly £1 million pounds of the total has been spent on consultancy fees and over £1.8 million on “employee expenses”, this is understood to include salaries, national insurance and pensions costs, overtime and agency staff costs for those staff allocated to the local plan.

Guildford Borough Council (GBC) confirmed the amounts in a response to a Freedom of Information request submitted by Wisley Action Group supporter Ben Paton, a former Conservative candidate for Lovelace ward, who lives in Ockham and objects to proposals that were contained in last year’s Draft Local Plan for a large settlement to be built on the former airfield at Wisley.

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