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- Submission
The Development Management Policies Development Plan Document (DPD) was submitted to the Secretary of State on 29 February 2016 the documents submitted can be viewed here. The Planning Inspectorate has appointed an Inspector to carry out the Examination, which is due to take place Tuesday 10 May 2016. For further updates and access to relevant documents please see the Examination page.
Pyrford Neighbourhood Plan (Regulation 16 Consultation)
Pyrford Neighbourhood Forum have formally submitted their Plan to the Council. In accordance with Regulation 16 The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, Woking Borough Council is publicising the Pyrford Neighbourhood Plan and supporting documents and inviting you to make your formal representations before the documentation is sent to an Independent Examiner for further consideration. The Consultation period runs from Monday 4 April to Monday 16 May 2016 (closing at 5pm). Click here for further information
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.
Hook Heath Neighbourhood Plan
The Hook Heath Neighbourhood Plan is now part of the Development Plan for the purposes of managing development in the Hook Heath Neighbourhood Area. The Plan is available here
Responses to the Draft Site Allocations DPD consulation now available.
Public consultation (Regulation 18) has now closed on the Draft Site Allocations Development Plan Document (DPD). This took place between June and July 2015. The Council would like to thank all those who took the time to respond. The responses received are now available for viewing, instructions on how to view comments and a weblink can be found via the Site Allocation DPD page.
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.
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.