Surrey Heath Draft Local Plan Issues Options/Preferred Options, 2018


Surrey Heath Draft Local Plan Issues Options/Preferred Options, 2018

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Surrey Heath Borough Council is in the process of preparing a new Local Plan. The Surrey Heath Local Plan will contain new planning policies providing a framework to guide development in the Borough up to 2032, including how much new development will take place, and guidance of the location, scale and type of future development. It will also include detailed development management policies for determining planning applications.

Government policy and guidance is clear that Councils should have up-to-date Local Plans in place, including the number of homes required for the Local Authority Area, over the plan period. This is in accordance with the Government's National Planning Policy Framework (2012) and Planning Practice Guidance.

The Issues and Options/Preferred Options draft of the Local Plan is the first stage in the preparation of the Local Plan. It sets out the Council’s preferred approach to addressing the development needs of the Borough, covering housing, employment, retail, infrastructure, Green Belt and countryside, heritage and design and local area policies, along with possible alternative approaches. As the latest version of the Plan is in draft form, feedback on the vision, objectives, sites and policies is important to help shape the final version of the Plan.


The Council is inviting comments about the Issues Options/Preferred Options version of the Surrey Heath Draft Local Plan, 2018 and the Draft Sustainability Appraisal and Strategic Environmental Assessment (SA/SEA) for the Local Plan between Monday 4th June until 5pm on Monday 30th July 2018. Local residents, community groups, businesses and other organisations will be able to make their views known during the consultation period. The consultation will be informed by the Council's extensive evidence base, which can be taken into consideration in responses to this consultation. Evidence base documents are accessible on the Council's website, here.

How can I view the relevant Draft Local Plan documents?

The Local Plan Issues Options/Preferred Options consultation documents are available to view under the Consultation Documents menu at the bottom of this page both as an online document and in downloadable PDF format. Alternatively, hard copies of the Draft Local Plan and SA/SEA are available to view during the consultation period at Surrey Heath House and any library or Parish Council within Surrey Heath Borough.

How can I make comments on the relevant Draft Local Plan documents?

You can comment on the Draft Local Plan consultation documents by adding comments against the questions within the Draft Local Plan online consultation document or by completing the Draft Local Plan Response Form. These are both located under the Consultation Documents menu, lower down this page and can also be accessed by selecting the relevant links under the subsequent Respond to this Consultation menu. If you choose to complete a Draft Local Plan Response Form, it will be of assistance to you to view a copy of the Draft Local Plan in order to do so. PDF versions of the Draft Local Plan and other consultation documents are available to view, also under the Consultation Documents menu.

How else can I get involved?

Static displays will be present at the following venues between Monday 11th June 2018 and Monday 25th June 2018.

  • The Foyer area next to Camberley Registrars Office (south entrance), Surrey Heath House, Knoll Road, Camberley, Surrey, GU15 3HD
  • Lightwater Sports Centre, Lightwater Country Park, GU18 5RG

In addition, two drop in events are being held, where the Council’s Planning Officers will be available to answer questions about the Draft Local Plan.

When Where Time
Wednesday 13th June, 2018  Lightwater Leisure Centre, Lightwater Country Park, GU18 5RG 4:00pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 20th June, 2018 The Function Room, Frimley Lodge Park, Sturt Road, Frimley Green, GU16 6HY 4:00pm - 8:00 pm





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  • Opened
    4 Jun 2018 at 00:00
  • Closes
    30 Jul 2018 at 23:59
  • Response Published