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Have your say - consultations

Want to influence what happens in your local area and have your say? There are many different ways to get involved. Find out how to take part in consultations, speak at a council or committee meeting, submit a petition or comment on a planning application.

Statement of Licensing Policy Consultation

We are inviting residents, key stakeholders and businesses to comment on the proposed Statement of Licensing Policy.

Please visit the Statement of Licensing Policy consultation page to read the draft policy and complete our online survey.

The deadline to complete this survey is 4 September.

Tenancy Strategy Consultation

We are reviewing our Tenancy Strategy in consultation with:

  • housing providers
  • relevant local organisations
  • partner agencies

We will also take into account the views of current and future tenants but we cannot provide individual responses to any comments made.

The strategy aims to give guidance to registered housing providers to help them meet housing needs in our borough.

Please read the icon Tenancy Strategy Consultation [185.4KB] document and email your comments to: HousingAdvice@guildford.gov.uk.

The consultation period will run from 2pm on Friday 3 July to 4.30pm on Friday 31 July.


Local Plan: Development Management Policies - Issues and Preferred Options Consultation

Following on from the adoption of the Local Plan: strategy and sites in 2019, we have now started to work on the second part of the Local Plan, the 'Local Plan: development management policies' document. We are seeking your thoughts on the preferred options for policies in this document.

To view the document and have your say, please visit the consultation home page.

The consultation period will run from 12:00 midday on Wednesday 3 June 2020 to 12:00 midday on Wednesday 22 July 2020.

Bellfields Green boundary consultation

The consultation on proposed new boundaries around the open space between Hazel Avenue, Palm Grove, and Oak Tree Drive on Bellfields Green has now closed. To find out the outcome of the consultation, please read our Bellfields Green boundary consultation outcome page.

Comment on a planning application

You will need to register or log in if you wish to comment on a planning application.

Speaking at a council or committee meeting

Read our rules and guidance on how to ask a question or speak at a council or committee meeting.

Petitions and e-petitions

Find out how to submit a petition on our Petition scheme page. 

If you would like to submit an e-petition, please read the guidance on our e-petitions page and log on to submit an e-petition.

Take a look at our current e-petitions

You can also view our list of closed and rejected e-petitions received before 2018.

Citizens' panel

Our citizens' panel is just one of the ways local people can have an impact on the way our services operate.

Surveyed up to three times a year, the panel is made up of around 1,000 households chosen to represent a cross-section of the borough's population.

The panel gives us direct access to valuable feedback from residents on specific services. This helps us ensure we provide the right services to the right standard and cost. It also helps us tailor our services to meet residents' needs.

The panel is one of the most important ways that we consult with our residents. Previously we have consulted the panel about communication and local decisions, community safety and engagement, satisfaction with the local area, and our Local Council Tax Support Scheme.

Webcasts of council meetings

We broadcast some council meetings live on our website. See the webcasting page for more information.