Woking Borough Council

Climate Change

Climate Change Supplementary Planning Document

The Climate Change SPD was adopted by the Council on 30 November 2023 and is a material consideration in the determination of planning applications. It provides detailed information regarding the implementation and delivery of policies within the Core Strategy relating to climate change, in particular policies CS22 'Sustainable Construction' and CS23 'Renewable and low carbon energy generation'.  It explains what developers need to do to meet policy requirements and is considered an important document which will help deliver the spatial vision and objectives of the Core Strategy, particularly in terms of leading the way in high quality sustainable development.

You can view the SPD by:

  • downloading an electronic copy of the document here
  • by requesting a paper copy of the document (subject to a charge) by emailing [email protected]

The Council consulted on a draft of the SPD from 18 May to 30 June 2023. The comments received were taken into account before the document was finalised and adopted. A Consultation Statement has been produced which explains the methods used for consultation, provides a summary of the comments received and a schedule of the modifications made as a result of the consultation. A copy of the Consultation Statement can be downloaded here. The Adoption Statement for the SPD is provided here.

This version of the Climate Change SPD replaces the version of the SPD adopted in 2013, and includes the revised Sustainable Construction Checklist for residential and non-residential development (see Appendix C of the SPD).

If you have any questions about the Climate Change SPD please contact the Planning Policy team on 01483 743871 or [email protected]