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Find out about neighbourhood planning

What is neighbourhood planning?

Neighbourhood Planning is a way for communities to shape their local area. It can help them to: 

  • choose where new homes, shops and offices are built 
  • influence how new buildings look 
  • help shape the design and uses of open spaces 
  • grant planning permission for developments residents want 

Once Neighbourhood Plan policies pass a referendum, they become part of our Development Plan. This means they'll be used to help decide on planning applications.  

Neighbourhood Plans cannot prevent developments necessary to meet Guildford Borough's current and future needs.