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.
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.
Review of Development Management Policies Development Plan Document (DMP DPD)
In accordance with national legislation and the National Planning Policy Framework, the Council should review its development plan documents at least once every five years to assess whether they need updating. The DMP DPD was adopted in October 2016, and has been reviewed accordingly in consultation with local stakeholders and community groups. The Council agreed at its meeting on Thursday 14 October 2021 that the DMP DPD continues to be up-to-date for the purposes of managing development across the Borough, and there is no immediate need to modify it either in part or in whole. Further details can be found on the DMP DPD page.
Consultation on three draft planning documents
The Council are inviting comments on three draft planning documents: the revised Statement of Community Involvement, the revised Outlook, Amenity and Daylight Supplementary Planning Document, and the revised Thames Basin Heaths Special Protection Areas Avoidance Strategy. Full consultation details are available on the 'Comment on it' tab.
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.
Given the current national crisis, most staff of the Council are now working from home to adhere to Government advice. However, 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.