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 - Proposed Main Modifications Consultation

The hearing of the Development Management Policies Development Plan Document (DPD) took place on Tuesday 10 May 2016. The Schedule of Main Modifications has now been published for consultation. These Main Modifications are considered necessary in order to make the DPD legally compliant and or sound. The consultation will take place between 17 May and 29 June 2016 (5:00pm). More information can be found on the Development Management Policies DPD webpage.

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 published the Pyrford Neighbourhood Plan and supporting documents for public consultation between Monday 4 April to Tuesday 31 May 2016. The Plan and consultation responses received will be submitted to an Independent Examiner who will consider the documents. 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

The Five Year Housing Land Supply Position Statement 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.