Waverley planning maps

Waverley planning maps definitions

Below are definitions of the categories used in Waverley's Planning maps.

Planning Application 2011 onwards

All new applications submitted with links to the online planning register. If the application is still undetermined, you will be able to submit any comments through the online "comment" button.

Planning Application 2005-2010

Applications made between 2005-2010 with links to the online planning register where you can view decisions and relevant documents.

Planning Applications 2000-2004

Applications made between 2000-2004 with links to the online planning register where you can view decisions and relevant documents.

General Constraints

Article 4 Directions

Removal of certain Permitted Development rights. You can order copies of Article 4 Directions from our Land charges team.

Conservation Area

An area of special architectural interest, the character or appearance of which is desirable to preserve or enhance.

Legal Agreement

Where a development or land owner has entered into a legal agreement relating to a Planning Permission. You can order copies of Legal Agreements from our Land charges team.



Conservation of wetland habitats and associated wildlife.


Special Area of Conservation.


Sites of Nature Conservation Importance identified by the Local Authority.


Areas which have been identified as being of international importance for the breeding, feeding, wintering or the migration of rare and vulnerable species of birds.


Site of Special Scientific Interest.

Local Plan Policies

Area specific Local Plan policies.

Historic environment

Archaeological Feature

A feature that may hold evidence of past human activity worthy of investigation.

Listed Buildings

Buildings of special architectural or historical interest.

Buildings of Local Merit

Buildings that have been identified as a local asset.

Ancient Woodland

Generally understood to be an area continuously wooded since at least 1600.

TPO - Tree Preservation Order

Order identifying specific tree or group of trees as being of high amenity value which cannot be felled or pruned without consent of the Local Planning Authority.

Other constraints


Areas (mostly rural) within which display of advertisements is more stringently controlled.


Air Quality Management Area

Potentially Contaminated Land

Due to history of the site or other local knowledge elevated levels of contaminants are suspected.

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More information

Please contact the Planning Enquiries Team for help or advice:

The Planning Enquiries desk is open from 9am-5pm, Monday-Thursday and 9am-4pm on Fridays.

Page owner: Vanessa de Chazal. Last updated: 16/12/2015 10:09

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