Published Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Residents and local businesses are invited to give their views on the main modifications to the Waverley Local Plan Part 1 from Friday 8 September 2017.

As part of the ongoing examination, the council has prepared modifications to the plan in liaison with the Planning Inspector conducting the examination. These include increasing housing numbers from 519 to 590 new homes per year and some changes to the Green Belt. The consultation also includes details about how the council proposes to distribute these homes in accordance with the spatial strategy set out in the plan.

Councillor Brian Adams, Portfolio Holder for Planning, said: “We have to make the modifications for the Inspector to find the plan sound and to enable the plan to be adopted.

“The six week consultation is part of the examination process and is an opportunity for towns, parishes, local people and businesses to have their say on the proposed main modifications.

“We absolutely have to make sure our plan is sound and deliverable.  Without an adopted plan, Waverley will not have a policy framework setting out how future developments are delivered. Instead we will end up back at the drawing board, with inappropriate developments across the borough. We want plan led development, not appeal led development."

All comments received will be passed to the Inspector for review and he will take them into account before issuing his report later in the year.

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

The consultation document  is also available from the planning reception of the Waverley Borough Council offices, The Burys, Godalming, GU7 1HR, and at locality offices and public libraries within the borough.

The deadline for responses is 5pm on Friday 20 October 2017.

For further information contact:

Tel: 01483  523296

Web : www.waverley.gov.uk

Email: communications@waverley.gov.uk