Godalming and Farncombe Neighbourhood 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.

Godalming and Farncombe Neighbourhood Plan

Referendum

A referendum on the Godalming and Farncombe Neighbourhood Plan was held on 9 July 2019. More than 50% of those voting in the referendum voted 'yes' and therefore the Godalming and Farncombe Neighbourhood Plan has become part of the statutory development plan for Godalming and Farncombe. The next stage is for Waverley to 'make' the neighbourhood plan.

Full results of the Referendum

Previous stages

Date Stage and relevant documents
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.
19 October - 30 November 2018

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:

View the responses via the consultation portal

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

December 2018 - February 2019

Mr John Slater BA(Hons) DMS MRTPI acted as the Independent Examiner for the examination of the Godalming and Farncombe Neighbourhood Plan.

26 February 2019

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

2 April 2019

We issued a Decision Statement 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.

More details on the pre-submission stages of the Plan are available on the Town Council's website.

Page owner: Alice Knowles. Last updated: 10/07/2019 10:35

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