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.


Development Management Policies DPD Adopted

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.

Draft Site Allocations DPD

The Local Development Framework Working Group met on Friday 1 July 2016 to consider the responses received on the Site Allocations DPD consultation which was undertaken last year.

In view of the weighty public response, the Working Group has asked officers to conduct some further assessments before deciding what final recommendations it should make to Council on the way forward.

This being the case, the Council meeting scheduled for 28 July 2016 has been cancelled and a new date will be set for Council to consider the matter in autumn 2016. There will then be a further opportunity for the public to comment on the Publication draft Site Allocations document during the Regulation 19 Consultation in due course.

The responses received from the Regulation 18 consultation are now available for viewing, instructions on how to view comments and a web link can be found via the Site Allocation DPD page.

Pyrford Neighbourhood Plan

Woking Borough Council and Pyrford Neighbourhood Forum have agreed modifications to the Pyrford Neighbourhood Plan in accordance with the Examiner's recommendations. The Plan will now proceed to a local referendum within the Neighbourhood Plan Area.

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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.

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.

Housing Land Supply 2015

The Five Year Housing Land Supply Position Statement 2015.

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 includes criteria-based policies covering issues such as 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.