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.

Latest News

Consultation on draft Parking Standards SPD

From Friday 7th April the Council will be consulting on its updated draft Parking Standards SPD. The consultation is between 7 April and 22nd May 2017 (5pm). To view the draft document and details on how to comment, please click here.

Draft Site Allocations DPD: Consultation on land to the east of Martyrs Lane (Concluded Monday 27th February 2017)

The Site Allocations DPD consultation on 'land to the east of Martyrs Lane' has now concluded. All representations received during the consultation period will be considered by the Council and will inform the 'Regulation 19' version of the Site Allocations DPD. This version of the DPD will be published for consultation in due course. If you would like to be notified of its publication, please email planning.policy@woking.gov.uk to be added to the mailing list.

Other News

West Byfleet Neighbourhood Plan

The Regulation 16 consultation for the draft West Byfleet Neighbourhood Plan has now concluded.

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.