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Submission Local Plan: Strategy and Sites - Main Modifications

Submission Local Plan: Strategy and Sites - Main Modifications - Part 1: Policies

Contents

Foreword

5

How to read this plan 7
1. Introduction 8
2. Key facts about the borough 12
3. Our vision and ambition    

18

4. Policies

22

 

Strategic

 
 

Policy S1: Presumption in favour of sustainable development                        

22
 

Policy S2: Planning for the borough - our spatial development strategy                 

24
 

Policy S3: Delivery of development and regeneration within Guildford Town Centre

29
 

Housing

 
 

Policy H1: Homes for all                                                                                                

33
 

Policy H2: Affordable homes

41
 

Policy H3: Rural Exception homes                                                                            

45
 

Protecting

 
 

Policy P1: Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Area of Great Landscape Value                      

48
 

Policy P2: Green Belt

51
 

Policy P3: Countryside

55
 

 Policy P4: Flooding, flood risk and groundwater protection zones 

57
 

Policy P5: Thames Basin Heaths Special Protection Area                                                      

62
  Economy  
 

Policy E1: Meeting employment needs

67
 

Policy E2: Locations of new employment floorspace

72
 

Policy E3: Maintaining employment capacity and improving employment floorspace  

76
 

Policy E4: Surrey Research Park                                                                                    

81
 

Policy E5: Rural economy

84
 

Policy E6: The leisure and visitor experience

88
 

Policy E7: Guildford Town Centre

92
 

Policy E8: District Centres

96
 

Policy E9: Local Centres and isolated retail units

99
  Design  
 

Policy D1: Place shaping

103
 

Policy D2: Sustainable design, construction and energy    

109
 

Policy D3: Historic environment

117
 

Policy D4: Character and design of new development

120
 

Infrastructure and delivery

 
 

Policy ID1: Infrastructure and delivery

122
 

Policy ID2: Supporting the Department for Transport’s “Road Investment Strategy”      

126
 

Policy ID3: Sustainable transport for new developments

129
 

Policy ID4: Green and blue infrastructure                                                                        

134
 

Site allocations A1 – A64

142
  Appendices  
 

Appendix 0: Housing trajectory

287
 

Appendix A: Glossary

289
 

Appendix A1: Maps showing 500m buffer of public transport interchange

312
 

Appendix A2: Evidence of active and comprehensive marketing

313
 

Appendix B: Hierarchy of retail and service centres and Guildford Town Centre Shopping Frontages

314

 

Appendix C: Infrastructure schedule

316
  Appendix D: Evidence base 339
 

Appendix E: Superseded policies

352
 

Appendix F: Policies map

357
 

Appendix G: Intentionally blank

 
 

Appendix H: Maps

358