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Guildford Borough Council

Proposed Submission Local Plan: strategy and sites 2017

Proposed Submission Local Plan: strategy and sites 2017 - Part 1: Policies



How to read this plan

1. Introduction

2. Key facts about the borough

3. Our vision and objectives

4. Policies

Policy S1: Presumption in favour of sustainable development
Policy S2: Planning for the borough - our spatial development strategy

Policy H1: Homes for all
Policy H2: Affordable Homes
Policy H3: Rural Exception Homes

Policy P1: Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)and Area of Great Landscape Value
Policy P2: Green Belt
Policy P3: Countryside
Policy P4: Flooding, Fflood Risk and groundwater protection zones
Policy P5: Thames Basin Heaths Special Protection Area

Policy E1: Meeting employment needs
Policy E2: Locations of new employment floorspace
Policy E3: Maintaining employment capacity and improving employment floorspace
Policy E4: Surrey Research Park
Policy E5: Rural Economy
Policy E6: The leisure and visitor experience
Policy E7: Guildford Town Centre
Policy E8: District and Local Centres
Policy E9: Local Centres and isolated retail units

Policy D1: Place shapingMaking better places
Policy D2: Sustainable design, construction and energy
Policy D3: Historic environment
Policy D4: Character and design of new developmentDevelopment in urban areas and inset villages

Infrastructure and delivery
Policy ID1: Infrastructure and delivery
Policy ID2: Supporting the Department for Transport’s “Road Investment Strategy”
Policy ID3: Sustainable transport for new developments
Policy ID4: Green and blue infrastructure

Site allocations A1 – A597

Appendix A: Glossary
Appendix A1: Maps showing 500m buffer of public transport interchange
Appendix A2: Evidence of active and comprehensive marketing
Appendix B: Hierarchy of retail and service centres and Guildford Town Centre Shopping Frontages
Appendix C: Infrastructure Schedule
Appendix D: Evidence Base
Appendix E: Superseded Policies
Appendix F: Policies map Map
Appendix G: Policy and Monitoring
Appendix H: Maps