Neighbourhood planning encompasses a series of powers introduced by the Localism Act 2011. Neighbourhood planning gives communities the opportunity to plan their local area by deciding how it should grow, where development should go and what it should look like.
The borough of Guildford has one adopted neighbourhood plan. There are nine designated neighbourhood areas.
The Council designated the Albury Neighbourhood Area on 22 February 2017 following an application from Albury Parish Council and a six-week consultation.
The Burpham Neighbourhood Plan was adopted on 12 April 2016. It forms part of the development plan for our borough and helps decide planning applications. Find out how we helped you have your say and how the decision was reached.
The Report of Examination on the East Horsley Neighbourhood Plan has been published. We have modified the plan in line with the examiner's recommendations and will now progress it to a referendum.
The Effingham Neighbourhood Plan was the subject of a referendum on 22 February 2018. A majority of those voting voted in favour of the plan, which means that the plan now forms part of the Development Plan and carries full weight in planning decisions.
The Council designated the Lovelace Neighbourhood Area on 2 July 2015 following an application from Ripley Parish Council and a six week consultation.
The Council designated the Puttenham Neighbourhood Area on 3 December 2014 following an application by Puttenham Parish Council and a six week consultation.
The Council designated the Seale and Sands Neighbourhood Area on 24 May 2016 following an application from Seale and Sands Parish Council and a four week consultation.
The Council designated the Send Neighbourhood Area on 2 July 2015 following an application from Send Parish Council and a six week consultation.