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Guildford Borough Proposed Submission Local Plan: Strategy and Sites (2017)

Full details available at

June 2017


The consultation on the Guildford Borough Proposed Submission Local Plan: Strategy and Sites (2017) is open from 12 noon on Friday 9 June to 12 noon on Monday 24 July 2017.

The most recent communications from Guildford Borough Council (GBC) are available on the Local Plan GBC Comms page of this website. The draft local plan is available to view at, at GBC's offices and in Horsley library. 

You can submit your comments on the new consultation:


For further information on how the Proposed Submission Local Plan would effect West Horsley and the surrounding villages please visit the Parish Council website at

April 2017

Guildford Borough Council has made with significant and minor changes being made to the Draft Local Plan (2016).  These changes include reduced housing numbers and removed, new or updated sites for homes, employment and infrastructure.


Details about a planned consultation in June/July and a PDF of the Guildford Borough Proposed Submission: Strategy and Sites (2017) can be found at:

October 2016

Get Surrey (27/10/16):  A new local plan for Guildford will not be submitted to the planning inspector until late next year and there will be a further consultation, with "substantial changes" to some of the strategic sites earmarked in the plan.

Guildford Borough Council leader Paul Spooner announced on October 27 that the council would not meet that deadline while a third public consultation will now take place next June.

Cllr Spooner, who is also lead member for planning and regeneration, said he was disappointed about the delay but he was confident the process was moving forward.  “It’s crucial to make sure the plan we submit for inspection tackles local issues as well as balancing community needs across the borough,” he said.  “We have listened to feedback from residents, business, community groups and stakeholders and we now need to follow this up with a targeted consultation about specific changes we proposed to the latest draft local plan.”

For further information go to:

July 2016

Guildford Borough Council's Draft Local Plan (DLP) - your Parish Council's response

Please find below the response from West Horsley Parish Council to the DLP.

WHPC DLP response July 2016

You can also find the Guildford Residents' Association (GRA) report referenced in West Horsley Parish Council's response below:

GRA DLP response

5th April 2016

The latest draft Local Plan documentation can be found here:



The new draft GBC Local Plan proposes additional new sites for potential housing in West Horsley. They have removed the Ripley Lane site but have included two new ones:


  • 90 homes in the open fields on East Lane, opposite Greta Bank and close to Lollesworth Lane (Policy A41)

  • 40 homes is around Bell & Colvill  (Policy A37)


This is in addition to sites previously proposed in West Horsley:

  • 135 homes at Manor Farm (Policy A38)

  • 120 homes at Waterloo Farm for 120 homes (Policy A40)


  • 100 homes abutting the parish boundary at Ockham Road North/Heatherdene (Policy A39)



We have been advised by one of our Guildford Borough Councillors that the local plan will be discussed by Guildford Councillors from March 2016, with a view to this being issued for consultation during Summer 2016.


The timetable for the Emerging Local Plan can be found here:


For more information, please see Guildford Borough Council's website.

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