Cllr Paul Spooner, Leader of the Council, says: “This is great news and a crucial move forward for the future of Guildford. Our plan is about enabling people to thrive, wherever they live or work in the borough, and I would like to thank everyone for taking the many opportunities to get involved. I would also like to thank the officers for all their hard work in the long but necessary process in producing a new Local Plan.”
On Monday 20 November, the Executive met and recommended that the Council approve the Submission Local Plan. At its meeting on 21 November, the full Council was asked to decide whether the plan, associated documents and consultation comments could be submitted for independent examination. The Council agreed that the plan and all relevant documents can now be submitted to the Secretary of State.
The Guildford Dragon also has an article on the announcement here, along with comments.