Godalming Neighbourhood Development Plan

Godalming Town Council as the qualifying body has prepared a neighbourhood development plan for its parish, entitled the Godalming and Farncombe Neighbourhood Plan, with the help of the local community. The plan covers the period from 2017 to 2032 and sets out a vision for the future of the parish and planning policies that will be used to determine planning applications locally.

Referendum

A referendum on the Godalming and Farncombe Neighbourhood Plan will be held on 9 July 2019. Further details on the referendum will be made available in due course.

In advance of the referendum, Godalming Town Council have prepared an updated version of the Godalming and Farncombe Neighbourhood Plan which incorporates the Independent Examiner's recommendations.

Godalming and Farncombe Neighbourhood Plan (April 2019)

Submission

The Godalming and Farncombe Neighbourhood Plan was formally submitted to Waverley and we ran a statutory six-week consultation from Friday 19 October to Friday 30 November 2018.

The following documents are available to view:

Godalming and Farncombe Neighbourhood Plan (Submission Version)

View the responses

View the responses via the consultation portal

All representations made during the consultation period have been submitted to the Independent Examiner appointed to examine the Neighbourhood Plan.

Examination

We have appointed Mr John Slater BA(Hons) DMS MRTPI to act as the Independent Examiner for the examination of the Godalming and Farncombe Neighbourhood Plan.

Decision Statement

We received the report of the Independent Examiner, Mr John Slater, on the Godalming and Farncombe Neighbourhood Plan on 26 February 2019.

Report of the Independent Examiner

We issued a Decision Statement on 2 April 2019 which sets out that we accept all of the Independent Examiner's recommendations and that the Godalming and Farncombe Neighbourhood Plan can proceed to referendum.

Decision Statement

 

Previous stages

Date Event
16 July 2013 Under the Neighbourhood Planning Regulations Waverley designated the area that the Godalming Neighbourhood Development Plan is to cover
28 April - 11 June 2018 Godalming Town Council held a regulation 14 consultation on the Neighbourhood Plan to which Waverley responded.
30 May 2018 Waverley issued a formal Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Screening Opinion to Godalming Town Parish Council concluding that a Strategic Environmental Assessment is not required for the Neighbourhood Development Plan.
20 April - 11 June 2018 Godalming Town Council held a Regulation 14 consultation on the Godalming and Farncombe Neighbourhood Plan and Waverley sent a response to this consultation.

More details on the previous stages of the Plan are available on the Town Council's website.

Page owner: Alice Knowles. Last updated: 17/04/2019 16:29

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