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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