Woking Borough Council

Woking 2027

Welcome to the Woking 2027 website, where you can access information about how we are planning for the future of Woking Borough.

The 'Development Plan for Woking' tab on the left gives a comprehensive overview of Woking Borough's Local Development Documents (including the Core Strategy and Development Management Policies DPD), Supplementary Planning Documents and other guidance documents. The additional tabs on the left provide further details about a range of documents - including the research and evidence base upon which Local Development Documents are prepared - and processes, such as Neighbourhood Planning and the Community Infrastructure Levy.

Latest News

West Byfleet Neighbourhood Plan

At its meeting on 7 December 2017, the West Byfleet Neighbourhood Plan was formally adopted by the Council. The Plan will be used in determining planning applications within the Neighbourhood Area.

Draft Site Allocations DPD: Consultation on land to the east of Martyrs Lane (Concluded Monday 27th February 2017)

The Site Allocations DPD consultation on 'land to the east of Martyrs Lane' has now concluded. All representations received during the consultation period will be considered by the Council and will inform the 'Regulation 19' version of the Site Allocations DPD. This version of the DPD will be published for consultation in due course. If you would like to be notified of its publication, please email planning.policy@woking.gov.uk to be added to the mailing list.

Other News

Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA)

The Council is currently updating its SHLAA. Further details can be found on SHLAA page of the Council's website.

Draft Parking Standards SPD

The public consultation on the Council's updated Parking Standards SPD has now concluded. The draft document can be found by clicking 'Supplementary Planning Documents and Guidance' to the left.

Guidance Note on Travel Plans

The Council has produced a Travel Plan Guidance Note.

Guidance Note on Housing Standards

The Council has produced a guidance note on the implementation of parts of policies CS13 and CS22 of the Core Strategy, following the introduction of 'new technical standards' for new housing and updated Building Regulations.

Development Management Policies DPD

Woking Borough Council formally adopted the Woking Development Management Policies Development Plan Document (DPD) and its accompanying Proposals Map at its meeting on 20 October 2016. The DPD is now part of the Development Plan and will be given full weight for the purposes of development management and planning decisions from immediate effect.

The Woking Development Management Policies DPD covers the entire Borough of Woking. It sets out detailed planning policies to help determine day to day planning applications. It covers the period up to 2027.

Affordable Housing contributions

Following a recent court judgement, the national planning practice guidance on Affordable Housing contributions will now be applied. Affordable housing contributions are therefore required for schemes with a net increase of 11 or more dwellings. The Affordable Housing requirements for schemes that meet this threshold are set out in Core Strategy Policy CS12: Affordable Housing. The Affordable Housing Delivery Supplementary Planning Document provides further guidance on the implementation of Policy CS12.

Strategic Housing Market Assessment

The Strategic Housing Market Assessment (SHMA 2015) for the West Surrey housing market (Guildford, Waverley and Woking Boroughs) is available here.

Housing Land Supply 2016

The Five Year Housing Land Supply Position Statement 2016 can be found within the Council's Research and Evidence Base.