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Planning Policy Consultations

The list below provides information about 'live' consultations, and provides links to the comments made during closed consultations which remain relevant to the production of local development documents (including those which have recently concluded).

If you'd like to be notified about planning policy consultations, email us at planning.policy@woking.gov.uk or call 01483 743871 to register your interest.

Please be aware that we cannot accept anonymous comments for any consultations, so representations will generally include your name, your organisation and/or any comments you make.

Comments about planning applications should be made separately - view and comment on planning applications online.

List of Live Consultations

27 September 2021 - 5pm on 8 November 2021: the Council would like to hear views on three draft planning documents - click on the links below to view the consultation documents and access further details:

Hard copies of the documents are also available to view in Woking, Byfleet and Knaphill Libraries (and West Byfleet library once it has been relocated), and at the Civic Offices, Gloucester Square (by pre-appointment only by calling 01483 755855). For library opening times and addresses, please see www.surreycc.gov.uk/libraries. 

Comments can be submitted by emailing planning.policy@woking.gov.uk, or in writing to Planning Policy, Woking Borough Council, Civic Offices, Gloucester Square, Woking GU21 6YL. The closing date for comments is 5pm on the 8 November 2021. Responses will be taken into account when finalising the documents, before being presented to the Council for adoption. Comments may be made publicly available and identifiable by name and, where applicable, organisation. Please do not hesitate to call the plannig policy team on 01483 743871 with any queries about the consultation.

3 September to Friday 29 October 2021: Byfleet Neighbourhood Forum Redesignation. The Council is inviting comments on an application submitted by the Byfleet Residents Neighbourhood Forum to be redesignated for a further five years. Full consultation details are available on the Byfleet Neighbourhood Plan webpage. 

List of Closed Consultations and Links to Representations

18 September 2020 - 14 December 2020: Consultation on Proposed Main Modifications to the Site Allocations Development Plan Document. A Schedule of Proposed Main Modifications was  published as part of the Independent Examination of the Site Allocations DPD. Comments were invited on the Schedule, alongside supporting documents, to be taken into account by the Inspector.  Full details can be found here. The representations received are available to view on the Planning Policy Consultation Portal here. Representations are searchable by surname (if submitted by an individual) or by organisation name.

12 November 2020 - 7 January 2021: West Byfleet Neighbourhood Forum (WBNF) Redesignation.  The Council invited comments on the application submitted by WBNF for the re-designation as a Neighbourhood Forum for the West Byfleet Neighbourhood Area. Details can be found here.

25 September 2020 - 23 November 2020: Pyrford Neighbourhood Forum (PNF) Redesignation. The Council invited comments on the application submitted by PNF for the redesignation of the Neighbourhood Forum for the Pyrford Neighbourhood Area. Details can be found here.

14 February 2020 - 9 March 2020: Written representations invited on the Council's Annual Monitoring Report (AMR). The Council pubilshed the AMR in December 2019, following the closure of the Site Allocations DPD Examinations hearings. The Inspector welcomed written representations to be taken into consideration as part of the Examination process. The representations are available here.

10 May 2019 - 21 June 2019: Updated Outlook, Amenity, Privacy and Daylight Supplementary Planning Document (SPD). A number of changes were proposed to the SPD published in 2008 to reflect up-to-date policy, mainly of an editorial nature. These were subject to targeted consultation, which has now closed. Details can be found here.

5 November 2018 - 17 December 2018: Pre-submission Consultation ('Regulation 19' consultation) on the Draft Site Allocations Development Plan Document (DPD). The Council invited comments on the draft Site Allocations DPD and accompanying documents before the publication version of the DPD and supporting documents were submitted to the Secretary of State for Examination. The comments received can be viewed online here, with a list of organisations and their representatives to aid your search. Full details of the outcome, including the main issues raised and Council's response, can be found on the Site Allocations DPD tab.

6 January 2017 - 27 March 2017: Consultation on safeguarding Land to the East of Martyrs Lane to meet future development needs between 2027-2040. Representations received can be viewed here, and a list of organisations and their representatives can be found here, to aid your search. In was concluded that the proposed approach to safeguarding land would not be the Council's preferred approach. Full details, including the main issues raised and the Council's response, can be found here

June - July 2015: 'Regulation 18' Consultation on the draft Site Allocations Development Plan Document. The Council invited comments on the initial draft of the Site Allocations DPD and its associated documents in the summer of 2015. The representations received are available here, arranged in alphabetical order by the representor's surname. The full outcome of the consultation, including main issues raised and the Council's response, can be found here.