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.

Latest News

Adoption of planning documents

The Affordable Housing Delivery Supplementary Planning Document (SPD), Hot Food Takeaway SPD and Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) were all adopted by the Council on Thursday 23 october 2014. The Affordable Housing Delivery SPD and the Hot Food Takeaway SPD will take effect immediately whilst CIL will be implemented from 1 April 2015. Please click on the relevant links on the left hand side of this page for further information and to view the documents.

Design SPD

The public consultation period on the draft Design Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) has now ended. To view the draft document please see the 'Supplementary Planning Documents' link on the left hand side of this page.

Statement of Community Involvement

The Council recently consulted on the updated draft of the Statement of Community Involvement (SCI). The SCI has been updated to reflect changes that have occured in the planning system since the last version was adopted in 2011. To view the draft document please click here.

C-Plan now available

An online carbon and sustainability planning tool called 'C-Plan' has been udpated and is now available for developers to demonstrate compliance with sustainable construction policy in the Core Strategy. More details are available here, and C-Plan can be accessed here.

Woking's Local Development Framework (LDF) will made up of a number of Local Development Documents (LDDs):

  • Core Strategy Development Plan Document (known locally as Woking 2027) - the main document within the LDF which sets out the strategic framework for new development in the Borough.

  • Delivery Development Plan Document - will allocate land for housing, employment and other land uses in the Site Allocations section; and in the Development Management section will include criteria-based policies covering issues such as parking, noise, design, change of use, advertisements, trees and rural worker's dwellings, for example.

  • Supplementary Planning Documents which contain background information relating to particular sites or issues established in Development Plan Documents including affordable housing, climate change, design.

  • The Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) - this sets out how the public will be involved in the process of preparing and reviewing all LDDs and decisions on planning applications. An updated SCI was adopted by the Council on 15 July 2011.

  • The Local Development Scheme (LDS) - the Council's schedule for preparing LDDs.