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.
Development Management Policies DPD Adopted
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.
Draft Site Allocations DPD
At the Council meeting on the 20th October 2016, it was agreed that an additional round of public consultation will be carried out to inform the Site Allocations DPD. The consultation will relate specifically to the Council's approach to safeguarding sites to meet the development needs of the borough between 2027 and 2040.
In early 2017, the Council will consult with the public on whether to substitute the safeguarded sites published in 2015 for a new site to the east of Martyrs Lane, Horsell. The exact dates of the consultation and how to submit your comments will be published on the website shortly.
Following the consultation on the Martyrs Lane site, there will then be a further opportunity for the public to comment on the Publication draft Site Allocations document during the Regulation 19 Consultation in due course.
If you would like to be kept informed on the Site Allocations DPD process then please email email@example.com to subscribe to the mailing list.
Regulation 18 responses
The representations received during the Regulation 18 consultation and the Council's response to these are now available for viewing, instructions on how to view comments can be found via the Site Allocation DPD page.
Pyrford Neighbourhood Plan
Woking Borough Council and Pyrford Neighbourhood Forum have agreed modifications to the Pyrford Neighbourhood Plan in accordance with the Examiner's recommendations. The Plan will now proceed to a local referendum within the Neighbourhood Plan Area.
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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.