Local Plan Part 1: Examination

The Waverley Borough Local Plan Part 1: Strategic Policies and Sites was submitted to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, on 21 December 2016 for independent examination.

The scheduled Examination Hearings took place between 27 June and 6 July 2017. Following the Hearings, the Council prepared some Main Modifications to the Plan for public consultation. These were consulted on from 8 September to 20 October 2017 and the responses are available to view.

Upon reviewing the Main Modifications and the consultation responses, the Examination Inspector then issued some further questions to which the Council responded on 29 November 2017.

The Inspector's Report

The Planning Inspectorate issued the Waverley Borough Local Plan Part 1 Examination Inspector's Report on 1 February 2018. The report concludes that Local Plan Part 1: Strategic Policies and Sites (with modifications) meets all the soundness and legal compliance tests.

The Inspector's Report

The Inspector's Report should be viewed alongside the Final Schedule of Main Modifications.

Hard-copy versions of the above documents will be available to view:

  • at Planning Reception, Council Offices, The Burys, Godalming, GU7 1HR. Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9am-4pm (excluding Bank Holidays).
  • at Farnham Locality Office, South Street, Farnham, GU9 7RN. Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9am-4.30pm (closed each day 12.30-1.30pm) (excluding Bank Holidays).
  • at Godalming, Farnham, Haslemere, Cranleigh and Bramley libraries. Opening times are listed on the Surrey County Council website.

The next stage is for the Council to consider formally adopting the Waverley Borough Local Plan Part 1.  A report will be taken to the Council meeting taking place on 20 February 2018.  Should the Council decide to adopt the Plan, this decision will then be publicised.

Key documents:

Mrs Claire Jones-Hughes of Banks Solutions acted as an independent Programme Officer for the Examination.

Inspector's documents

ID -1 Waverley initial questions 6 February 2017

ID-2 Regulation 18 Question for the Council

ID-3 Matters and Issues for Examination

ID-4 Inspector's Guidance Note

ID-5 Inspector's Statement - 5 year Housing Land Supply

ID-6 Hearings Agenda

ID-7 Draft Hearings Programme

ID-8 Inspector's questions following the consultation on proposed modifications

Waverley Borough Council's documents

WBC-LP1-1 Statement of Common Ground with Natural England

WBC-LP1-2 Responses to Inspector's Initial Questions

WBC-LP1-3 Response to Inspector's Question on Regulation 18

WBC-LP1-4 Response to Inspector's Matters and Issues

WBC-LP1-4a Appendix 1 - G L Hearn Statement

WBC-LP1-4b Appendix 2 - Justification of preferred economic growth scenario (Atkins)

WBC-LP1-4c Appendix 3- Response from GLA

WBC-LP1-4d Appendix 4 - Housing Trajectory 01.04.17

WBC-LP1-5 Statement of Common Ground with Environment Agency

WBC-LP1-6 Statement of Common Ground with Waverley Housing Forum regarding Housing Land Supply

WBC-LP1-6a Appendix 1

WBC-LP1-6b Appendix 2

WBC-LP1-6c Appendix 3

WBC-LP1-6d Appendix 4

WBC-LP1-7 Statement of Common Ground with Waverley Housing Forum, Protect Our Waverley and Joint Parish Councils regarding starting point for assessing housing need

WBC-LP1-8 Statement of Common Ground with Waverley Housing Forum regarding historic growth in employment

WBC-LP1-9 Revised Housing Trajectory

WBC-LP1-10 Clarification note on WBC's position on Economic Based Housing Need

WBC-LP1-11 Further clarification on employment issues

WBC-LP1-12 Draft Policy SS7A - Please note that following comments from the Inspector this policy has now been amended. See Schedule of Main Modifications or Tracked changes version (September 2017) of the Pre-Submission Local Plan Part 1: Strategic Policies and Sites

WBC-LP1-13 Note on potential modifications to the plan in relation to Green Belt

WBC-LP1-14 Note on whether there should be a separate policy on brownfield sites in the Green Belt

WBC-LP1-15 Note in response to the submissions from Dockenfield Parish on the Green Belt

WBC-LP1-16 Note on the Judicial Review challenge to the Dunsfold Aerodrome planning application

WBC-LP1-17 Note on Milford Golf Club Covenants

WBC-LP1-18 Headline modifications arising from the Examination

WBC-LP1-19 Site Transport Appraisal note - Site SS6 Land opposite Milford Golf Course

WBC-LP1-20 Note in response to DMH Stallard in relation to the Milford Golf Club Covenant

WBC-LP1-21 Response to Inspector's post-main modifications consultation questions

Representors' Hearing Statements

List of statements from representors responding to matters and issues identified by the Inspector. This also includes further communication from representors during and following the hearings. The latest of these was added 22 December 2017.

Council core documents

List of the core documents submitted to the Secretary of State in accordance with Regulation 22 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 and other supporting documents.

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