Woking Borough Council

Revised Outlook, Amenity, Privacy and Daylight Supplementary Planning Document (Draft)

The Outlook, Amenity and Daylight Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) provides detailed guidance on achieving sustainable and appropriate outlook, privacy, daylight and sunlight in new residential development, whilst safeguarding the distinctive attributes of adjoining residential areas. It supplements various design policies in the Core Strategy and Development Management Policies DPD – full details are set out in Chapter 1 of the document.

The existing SPD, available here, was adopted in 2008. The Council is proposing a number of changes to the SPD to reflect the latest policy context and to keep it up-to-date.  The Council is consulting on the revised document from 27 September until 5pm on 8 November, and all responses will be taken into account before finalising the document for adoption. Once adopted, the revised SPD will become a material consideration in determining planning applications and other planning decisions.

The consultation document is available to download below:

Paper copies can be viewed at the Council Offices (by pre-appointment only) or at the local libraries in the borough (including West Byfleet once it has been relocated).

You can submit your responses by:

  • Emailing Planning Policy at planning.policy@woking.gov.uk; or
  • Writing to Planning Policy, Woking Borough Council, Civic Offices, Gloucester Square, Woking GU21 6YL.

Please be aware that all comments may be made publicly available and identifiable by name and, where applicable, organisation. Any other personal information provided will be processed in line with the Data Protection Act 1998. If you have any questions on the draft SPD, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Planning Policy Team on 01483 743871.