Published Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Residents are being invited by Waverley Borough Council to comment on the scope and content of part 2 of the new Local Plan.

Councillor Brian Adams, Portfolio Holder for Planning Policy, said: “We need to be sure that we have captured and understood the main remaining eight planning issues and options facing the borough so we can address them. These range from the sites that have been suggested to us for housing, to policies to protect our town centres and designating land as local green space – areas important to our communities.

“The second part of the new Local Plan will set out where housing and employment sites should be in Waverley’s towns and villages, unless a neighbourhood plan will do this and earmark sites for gypsies, travellers and travelling showpeople. It will also adjust settlement boundaries, agree areas to be removed from the Green Belt and review boundaries for local landscape designations. The plan will include new detailed Development Management policies which will guide planning application decisions.

“We want to know what you think so we can make sure that the policies in the second part of the new Local Plan will reflect what residents want for the future of the borough.”

There are a number of ways to take part in the consultation:

•           Using the council’s online consultation system (the council’s preferred option) at: www.waverley.gov.uk/LPP2

•           Emailing your comments to planningpolicy@waverley.gov.uk

•           By writing to: LPP2, Planning Policy, Planning Services, Waverley Borough Council, The Burys, Godalming GU7 1HR

If you do not have internet access, the consultation document is available from the planning reception of the Waverley Borough Council offices, The Burys, Godalming, GU7 1HR, at locality offices and public libraries throughout the borough.

The deadline for responses is 5pm on Monday 24 July 2017.

For further information contact:

Tel: 01483  523296

Web : www.waverley.gov.uk

Email: communications@waverley.gov.uk