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.

The 'Development Plan for Woking' tab on the left gives a comprehensive overview of Woking Borough's Local Development Documents (including the Core Strategy and Development Management Policies 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.

Latest News

Site Allocations DPD Examination

The Council has received the Inspectors' Report following the Examination of its Draft Site Allocations DPD (SADPD) and its supporting documents. The Inspector concludes that the SADPD provides an appropriate basis for the planning of the Borough, provided that a number of main modifications are made to it.  Full details, including next steps, can be found on the Examination page.

Consultation: Byfleet Residents' Neighbourhood Forum Application for Redesignation

The Council has received an application to re-designate Byfleet Residents' Neighbourhood Forum for a further five years. We are consulting on this application from 3rd September 2021 - 29th October 2021. For more information, a link to the application and how to comment, please see our Byfleet Neighbourhood Planning page.

Coronavirus Information

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 planning.policy@woking.gov.uk.  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

Housing Land Supply Position Statement

The Council has published a Housing Land Supply Position Statement 2019, covering the period between April 2019 and March 2024.

Outlook, Amenity, Privacy and Daylight SPD update

A targetted consultation on proposed amendments to update the Outlook, Amenity, Privacy and Daylight SPD was held from 10 May - 21 June 2019. Please see the link below for more information, including the proposed revised SPD.

Other News

Review of Woking Core Strategy

Woking Core Strategy has undergone review in accordance with the revised National Planning Policy Framework (2018) and the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations as amended. Full details, including conclusions of the review, can be found here.

Guidance Notes

The Council has recently produced a number of guidance notes which set out the detail and delivery mechanisms behind policies of the Development Plan for Woking. These include a Travel Plan Guidance Note; a Self-build and Custom Housebuilding Guidance Note; and a Housing Standards Guidance Note, amongst others. All supplementary guidance can be found 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.