Welcome to the Woking 2027 website, where you can access information about how we are planning for the future of Woking Borough.
The 'Development Plan for Woking' tab on the left gives a comprehensive overview of Woking Borough's Local Development Documents (including the Core Strategy, Development Management Policies DPD and Site Allocations DPD), Supplementary Planning Documents and other guidance documents. The additional tabs on the left provide further details about a range of documents - including the research and evidence base upon which Local Development Documents are prepared - and processes, such as Neighbourhood Planning and the Community Infrastructure Levy.
Consultation on a revised Affordable Housing SPD, and Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) Call for Sites
The Council is consulting on a revised version of its Affordable Housing Delivery Supplementary Planning Document (AHDSPD). It is also seeking information for an update to the Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) next year, and asking whether you have a site within Woking Borough that you would like to promote for residential development. More information can be found here.
Consultation on the Draft Town Centre Masterplan (now closed)
The Council consulted on a Draft Town Centre Masterplan, for a period of 12 weeks from 25 July 2022 to 17 October 2022. More information can be found here.
Adoption of Site Allocations DPD
At its meeting on Thursday 14 October 2021, Full Council adopted the Site Allocations Development Plan Document (DPD) and it now forms part of the Development Plan for the area. The Site Allocations DPD supports the delivery of Woking Core Strategy, and allocates specific sites to meet needs for housing, employment, and infrastructure to cover the plan period to 2027. Visit the Site Allocations page for further details.
Adoption of three planning documents and an updated Infrastructure Delivery Plan
On 10 February 2022, the Council adopted a number of revised documents: the revised Statement of Community Involvement, the revised Outlook, Amenity, Privacy and Daylight Supplementary Planning Document, the revised Thames Basin Heaths Special Protection Areas Avoidance Strategy, and the revised Infrastructure Delivery Plan. These documents can be found on the 'Supplementary Planning Documents and Guidance' webpage, and the 'Research and Evidence Base' webpage.
Redesignation of Byfleet Residents' Neighbourhood Forum
On 2 December 2021, the Council approved the re-designation of Byfleet Residents' Neighbourhood Forum for a further five years, following public consultation. For more information and a link to the application, please see our Byfleet Neighbourhood Planning page.
Most staff of the Council are now working from home and in the office to adhere to Government advice. We continue to provide planning policy advice to all our customers in an expeditious manner. Our preference would be for queries to be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you wish to call, please do not hesitate to do so by calling 01483 743871. In all cases, we will try and respond to your query as soon as we can. Further information can be found on the Council's main website: www.woking.gov.uk/coronavirus.