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Guildford Borough Council

Local Plan: Development Management Policies - Issues and Preferred Options Consultation


Guildford Borough Council has produced a Draft Local Plan: Development Management Policies - Issues and Preferred Options document.

The Council adopted the Local Plan: strategy and sites in 2019. We have now started to work on the second part of the Local Plan, the ‘Local Plan: development management policies’ document. This document will provide further and more detailed planning policies to use when we determine planning applications.

The ‘Local Plan: development management policies’ document is currently in the early stages of its production. This Regulation 18 ‘Issues and Options’ consultation, which invites comments on the draft ‘Local Plan: development management policies – Issues and Preferred Options’ document is the first opportunity to comment on the plan as it moves through the various stages of its production.

The document identifies a series of key issues for the borough and the policy options that could help address them. It then highlights the Council’s preferred policy options for potential development management policies that will guide decision-making on development applications across Guildford borough.

As part of this consultation we are seeking your views on the preferred options and whether there are any other issues that you consider the plan ought to address.


The Issues and Preferred Options document can be found below under 'Documents'. 

Please respond to this consultation through the Online Questionnaire below. Please note that there are 39 questions, which replicate the question boxes as shown in the Issues and Preferred Options document. You may respond to as many questions as you wish through the questionnaire.

Alternatively, you can email or write to us using the details at the bottom of this page. Please ensure you clearly state the question number to which each of your comments relates.

After the consultation we will publish your comment with your name, but will not publish personal details such as your email or postal address. We will consider all comments submitted prior to preparing the Regulation 19 version of the draft Local Plan, which will be subject to further consultation. We will also publish an Interim Consultation Statement identifying main issues raised and our response to these.

The consultation will be open from 12:00 midday Wednesday 3 June to 12:00 midday Wednesday 22 July 2020. Comments submitted outside of this period will not be accepted.

To help inform your response to the consultation, the Planning Policy team have provided three explanatory notes comprising frequently asked questions, a description of the production of planning policy documents and a summary of the proposed policy approaches in the Local Plan: development management policies - Issues and Preferred Options document. These can be found below under 'Documents'.


  • Opened
    3 Jun 2020 at 12:00
  • Closed
    22 Jul 2020 at 12:00



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