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.

Woking Borough's Local Development Documents, Supplementary Planning Documents and other guidance documents are listed in the 'Development Plan for Woking' tab on the left.


Draft Site Allocations DPD: Consultation on land to the east of Martyrs Lane extension of time to 5pm Monday 27 February 2017

Woking Borough Council has extended the consultation period regarding land east of Martyrs Lane to Monday 27 February 2017.

The Council is currently consulting to seek your views in respect of the possibility of substituting the safeguarded sites in the draft Site Allocations Development Plan Document (DPD), which was published in 2015, with a site on land to the east of Martyrs Lane. This is to meet future development needs of the Borough between 2027 and 2040. The consultation document and details on how to submit your comments can be found here.

West Byfleet Neighbourhood Plan Consultation

The Council is currently consulting on the draft West Byfleet Neighbourhood Plan. The Plan has been prepared by the West Byfleet Neighbourhood Forum and will form part of the Development Plan for the area once adopted. The Plan and supporting documents can be viewed online. The consultation period is from Thursday 26th January to 5pm on Friday 10th March 2017.

Pyrford Neighbourhood Plan

Following a positive referendum result on the Pyrford Neighbourhood Plan on 15 December 2016. The Council has made Pyrford Neighbourhood Plan part of the Development Plan for the purposes of managing development in the Pyrford Neighbourhood Area. This decision takes effect from 9 February 2017.

Click here for further information.

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.