Published Wednesday, 21 February 2018
Waverley’s Local Plan, the framework for future growth and development in the borough to 2032, has been formally adopted at Waverley’s Full Council meeting on 20 February.
It sets out the requirements for the scale of housing, employment, retail and transport developments, allocates land for where these developments should be located and provides specific policies to ensure that new development is or can be made sustainable.
The Plan also contains policies to protect the borough’s extensive natural and built environment, as well as providing the statutory legal framework against which planning applications will be determined.
The Plan has been the subject of extensive consultation – both with partner organisations and individuals. It has been through consultations and an examination where members of the public had the chance to express their views on the plan. The Plan has changed and evolved throughout its draft stage to incorporate some of the input from those who took part in the consultation.
The Local Plan has also been examined by an independent inspector and found to be legally sound and an appropriate basis for planning in Waverley.