Infrastructure and delivery
Infrastructure Delivery Plan
The Infrastructure Delivery Plan (IDP), including an Infrastructure Schedule, provides detail on key infrastructure needed to support the development included in the Submission Local Plan 2017. The Infrastructure Schedule is also included as Appendix C of the Submission Local Plan.
This IDP will be subject to change, with the IDP Infrastructure Schedule regarded as a 'living document' that will be reviewed and modified as required throughout the plan period as further information becomes available.
The Infrastructure baseline considered the quality and capacity of the existing physical, community and social infrastructure. It examined each type of infrastructure, reviewed existing capacity, and for some infrastructure types, it also noted the plans of infrastructure providers. This infrastructure baseline study was an audit of existing infrastructure provision and provided an informant to drafting of the IDP, along with updated information gathered since its completion. It is not a plan of the infrastructure we need to provide to support development in the future.
This review considered the need for additional school places over the period of the draft Local Plan consulted on in the summer of 2016. Subsequent to this study, as part of GBC cooperation with infrastructure providers, Surrey County Council reviewed the updated education provision proposals reflected in the Submission Local Plan, 2017 and are satisfied that the education need can be met.
Transport Evidence Base
More information is provided on the Transport evidence base page.
Guildford Local Plan and CIL Viability
At independent examination, we will be required to demonstrate that the draft new Local Plan is capable of being delivered. We must therefore consider how the policy requirements of the draft local plan and other planning requirements would impact on the viability of planned developments. View further information on the Guildford Local Plan and CIL Viability.
Settlement Hierarchy Study
The settlement hierarchy study is a key part of our evidence base for the new Local Plan. It requires that we plan positively for sustainable development. It enables us to have a better understanding of the roles of each of our settlements. It does so by grouping together those settlements that have similar functions and characteristics. This has helped us decide the location of future development across the borough by directing growth towards those settlements which are the most sustainable, or can be made more sustainable through additional growth.
The document is available at the following link:
The accompanying settlement profiles document contains additional detailed information about each of our settlements. It also makes a preliminary assessment regarding each settlement's capacity to accommodate additional development.
The National Planning Policy Framework defines green infrastructure as "a network of multi-functional green space, urban and rural, which is capable of delivering a wide range of environmental quality of life benefits for local communities". Green and blue infrastructure is crucial to the maintenance, protection and enhancement of biodiversity and wildlife in the borough.
The Open Space Sports and Recreation Assessment 2017 audits the current provision of open space, sports and recreation land and facilities to identify areas of deficit. This information will be used to guide development proposals and protect land of public value for sports, recreation and amenity. You can view the Open Space, Sport and Recreation Assessment (2017) on our Planning for Open Space and Green Infrastructure page.
was undertaken to assess land proposed to be inset from the green belt to see if it has public amenity value and should be protected from development. This assessment informed the Open Space Sport and Recreation Assessment. See the referred to in the assessment.
Water Quality Assessment
The Water Quality Assessment provides an assessment of the impact of local plan proposals on water quality by examining impacts on wastewater infrastructure.