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Slyfield community recycling centre closure

The Slyfield community recycling centre will be closed from 15 June to 30 June 2024 for essential maintenance. Find out more about alternative community recycling centres. (opens new window)

Planning performance agreements

Why sign up for a planning performance agreement?

A PPA does not guarantee your project will be approved, but it gives you the best chance of a positive outcome. It removes some uncertainty and helps keep communications open throughout the planning process.

Other benefits of a PPA are:

  • you'll know the timescale for reaching a decision on your application
  • we'll give you the key dates and elements in writing and may also give you a specific planning committee date
  • Guildford Borough Council officers can share their expertise through the application process
  • both parties can agree on changes to the timescale or extensions to the deadline
  • you can discuss and solve issues as they arise and make changes to your application if needed
  • we can tell you some of the costs up front
  • you can discuss planning applications with council officers and consultees
  • you'll have a named officer contact, who can discuss your application at any point during the process