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Guildford Borough Council

Proposed Submission Local Plan: Development Management Policies

LPDMPcoverThe Council adopted the Local Plan: strategy and sites 2015-2034 in 2019. We are now producing the second part of the Local Plan, the Local Plan: Development Management Policies. This document will provide further and more detailed planning policies to use when planning applications are determined.

The Proposed Submission Local Plan: Development Management Policies consultation follows on from the draft ‘Local Plan: development management policies – Issues and Preferred Options’ consultation in 2020, which set out the issues that the development management policies should address and the preferred options for addressing them. The comments submitted during that consultation are available at the link above and have been used to help develop the proposed submission version of the Local Plan: Development Management Policies.

The Proposed Submission Local Plan: Development Management Policies document can be found below under 'Consultation Documents' in PDF format. 

For supporting documents (including the Local Plan Part 2 Sustainability Appraisal and Consultation Statement) please visit the Local Plan Part 2 web page at


The consultation will run from 12:00 midday on 7 January to 12:00 midday on 18 February 2022.

There are two Online questionnaires below:

  • The "Online questionnaire: general comments about the plan or process" asks questions about the plan as a whole and the plan making process regarding matters such as legal compliance, soundness and the duty to cooperate.
  • The "Online questionnaire: specific policies, sections and paragraphs" asks for comments about specific policies, paragraphs or sections of the plan.

You can email or post your comments using the contact details at the bottom of this page but please remember to tell us your full name and ensure you state clearly which part of the plan or which issue each of your comments relates to. We cannot accept verbal comments.

Your comments and your name will be published when the consultation is complete, but personal information such as email and postal addresses will be kept confidential. 

We will collate and analyse all the comments received, and update the Consultation Statement which provides our response to all the main issues raised to both last year’s Regulation 18 consultation and this Regulation 19 consultation. The Consultation Statement will be published alongside the version of the Local Plan: Development Management Policies that will be submitted to the Secretary of State for examination by an independent Planning Inspector. Your comments will be made available to the Inspector who examines the plan.

There will be no face to face events during this consultation because of COVID restrictions. If you have any questions regarding the plan, we are offering 15 minute online meeting slots with the relevant planning officers through Microsoft Teams. The meetings are to clarify any issues before you submit your written comments and not to discuss the merits of the policies. If you wish to book a 15 minute slot, please email telling us the policy areas you would like to discuss and we will be in touch to arrange a suitable date and time. Please note we are unable to support Zoom or other online meeting platforms.

Please note, due to essential maintenance this consultation portal will be unavailable on Wednesday 19th January 2022 from 8:00pm for around 2 hours. If you are using the online questionnaires, please save your response before this point.


  • Opened
    7 Jan 2022 at 12:00
  • Closed
    18 Feb 2022 at 12:00
  • Response Published
    23 Feb 2023

Summary of Results

Consultation Documents

Supporting Documents


Contact Information Email:
Tel: 01483 444 471
Planning Policy
Guildford Borough Council
Millmead House