Pre-submission Local Plan Part 1: Strategic Policies and Sites

Consultation on the Pre-submission Local Plan Part 1: Strategic Policies and Sites - Friday 19 August until 3 October 2016 

Please note that there are now less than two weeks left until the end of the consultation.

The Pre-Submission Local Plan Part 1: Strategic Policies and Sites sets out the planning strategy for Waverley up to 2032 and includes specific policies to address the key issues and challenges facing the Borough. The plan has taken account of the comments made during the various consultations that have already taken place.

Waverley Borough Council plans to submit the Local Plan Part 1: Strategic Policies and Sites and associated documents to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government later this year, for examination.  Documents are being published for a period of 6 weeks to give you the opportunity to formally comment.  You can make general comments about the Plan at this stage, but the Council is asking for specific comments in relation to whether the Plan is legally compliant, sound and whether it has complied with the duty to co-operate. Guidance is available on what is meant by these terms.

Representations can be made during the publication period from Friday 19 August until 5.00pm on Monday 3 October 2016. 

The following documents are available as part of the consultation:

In addition, there are a number of other supporting evidence documents which are available to view and download.

Responding to the Consultation

If you would like to respond you can do so in a number of ways:-

Online Consultation Website:

You can view the document, and comment online, via our consultation website. Please note that to submit your comments online you will need to register with the website, if you have not already done so.

If you have already taken part in a previous consultation, you will already be registered on the consultation portal. You can use your existing username and password and if you don't know these please do not register again; there are reminder prompts for both usernames and passwords.

Once the consultation is open you can then comment on different sections of the document. Please remember to submit these at the end of each set of questions. You can come back and amend them or finish going through the document throughout the consutlation period.

Download a Representation Form:

You can also download the document and representation forms (Parts A and B).  These can be filled in electronically, saved by you and emailed back to us at Form A only needs to be completed once, but submit as many copies of Form B as you need to.

Print the representation form and post it back to us:

Although we would encourage all those intending to respond to use either of the online facilities as described above, you can also print the above forms to complete by hand and post them to us at:

  • Planning Policy Team, Planning Services, Waverley Borough Council, The Burys, Godalming.  GU7 1HR.

Form A only needs to be completed once, but submit as many copies of Form B as you need to.

View the documents and collect a paper copy of the representation forms:

The Waverley Borough Pre-Submission Local Plan Part 1, the Sustainability Appraisal Report and other associated submission documents are available for inspection at the following locations, where you can also collect paper copies of the representation forms:

  • Planning Reception, Council Offices, The Burys, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 1HR. Monday-Thursday 9.00 am  -5.00 pm, Friday 9.00 am - 4.00 pm. (Excluding Bank Holidays)
  • Farnham Locality Office, South Street, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7RN. Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9am-4.30pm (closed each day 12.30pm to 1.30pm) (Excluding Bank Holidays)
  • Godalming, Farnham, Haslemere, Cranleigh and Bramley libraries. Please see   for their opening times.

Form A only needs to be completed once, but submit as many copies of Form B as you need to.

Write or email

We would prefer you to use the representation form, but if you prefer to write or email, please reference your correspondence with the relevant paragraph or policy number.

All comments, however they are submitted, will be publicly available and cannot be treated as confidential (identifiable by name and organisation only).  Please note that any other personal information provided will be used by Waverley Borough Council to monitor responses, and will not be used for any other purposes.

For more information or assistance on this consultation please contact the Planning Policy Team on 01483 523291 or email

Thank you in advance for your views on this important consultation.

Farnham Neighbourhood Plan

Please note that the Council is also consulting on the Farnham Neighbourhood Plan during this same consultation period. To find out more about this and how to make representations, please visit the the Farnham Neighbourhood Plan webpage.


Local Plan production timetable

A revised Local Development Scheme was approved by the Executive on 12 July 2016. 

The Local Plan Newsletter

Local Plan newsletters give information about the work that has been carried out, the stage that we are currently at, and what will happen next.

Local Plan Newsletter - July 2016

More information

Please see the pages below for more information:

  1. Timetable and Local Development Scheme
  2. Call for Sites
  3. Core Strategy Withdrawn from Examination: October 2013
  4. Costs of the Local Plan / Core Strategy
  5. Potential Housing Scenarios and Other Issues for the Waverley Local Plan - Consultation 3 September - 17 October 2014
  6. Local Plan Part 2: Non Strategic Policies and Sites

 You can also contact the Planning Policy Team on  or telephone 01483 523291.

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