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 (Friday 6th January - 5pm on Monday 20th 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.

Details on the upcoming Martyrs Lane consultation open days can also be found on the Site Allocations DPD webpage.

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.

Pyrford Neighbourhood Plan

Following an independent Examination of the Pyrford Neighbourhood Plan, a local referendum was held in the Neighbourhood Plan Area. This took place on 15 December 2016. The results are available here. The Pyrford Neighbourhood Plan will now be presented to Council on 9 February 2017 for formal adoption, after which it must be taken into account when determining planning applications within the Neighbourhood Area.

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.

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 2016

The Five Year Housing Land Supply Position Statement 2016 can be found within the Council's Research and Evidence Base.