Welcome to the Woking 2027 website, where you can access information about how we are planning for the future of Woking Borough.
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.
The Draft Site Allocations DPD consultation has now closed
Public consultation has now closed on the Draft Site Allocations Development Plan Document (DPD). Thank you for the many responses received.
The Council is currently recording all of the representations received. Each comment will be considered and a response prepared. All representations received will be set out in a report, which will be considered by the Executive committee when it considers the updated Site Allocations DPD for Regulation 19 consultation. There will then be a further opportunity to comment on this Publication draft Site Allocations document. For more information, including a timetable for the next stages of the DPD process, please see the Site Allocations DPD webpage.
Affordable Housing contributions
Following a recent High Court judgement, the national planning practice guidance on Affordable Housing contributions has changed. The Affordable Housing requirements of Core Strategy Policy CS12: Affordable Housing apply. Affordable housing contributions are therefore required for schemes with a net increase of 1 or more dwellings. The Vacant Building Credit will no longer apply. The Affordable Housing Delivery Supplementary Planning Document provides further guidance on the implementation of Policy CS12.
Housing Land Supply 2015
Local Development Scheme
The Local Development Scheme has been updated. You can view this here.
Code for Sustainable Homes update
The Council has prepared an update on how it will apply the Code for Sustainable Homes.
Hook Heath Neighbourhood Plan
The Hook Heath Neighbourhood Plan Examiner's Report has been received. The Council will be considering the Examiner's Report to decide whether the Neighbourhood Plan should proceed to referendum.
Woking Borough's 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.
Site Allocations Development Plan Document (DPD) will allocate land for housing, employment and other land uses.
Development Management DPD will include criteria-based policies covering issues such as parking, noise, design, change of use, advertisements, trees and rural worker's dwellings.
Supplementary Planning Documents which contain background information relating to particular sites or issues established in Development Plan Documents including affordable housing, climate change, and design.
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.
Local Development Scheme (LDS) - the Council's schedule for preparing LDDs.