The Guildford Borough Council have released some further information regarding the preparation of a new Guildford Borough Local Plan. This Local Plan includes a new 2500 home village at Wisley Airfield just a couple of miles away from Cobham.

The Guildford Planning department have published the latest volume of the Green Belt and Countryside Study (Volume V) via their website. This study assesses some of the options included in their recent Issues and Options consultation document and identifies further potential development areas across the borough. They are also publishing additional work that was undertaken by the consultants as a result of the Joint Scrutiny Committee. This comprises an addendum to Volume II (sites around the urban areas) and a re-issued Volume IV (insetting of villages).

All these documents together with a briefing note are available to view at www.guildford.gov.uk/gbcs. Alternatively, you are able to view a printed copy at the planning reception in the Council offices and Guildford library, or request a DVD by contacting the planning policy team on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

They have also uploaded the representations made in response to the Local Plan Issues and Options document put out for consultation in October/November 2013. These can be viewed via the website at https://getinvolved.guildford.gov.uk/consult.ti/IOSS.Q.2013/consultationHome. Alternatively, you are able to view a printed copy at the planning reception in the Council offices or request a CD by contacting the planning policy team.

They go on to say that residents will have a further opportunity to let them know their views when they publish the draft Local Plan for consultation over the summer of 2014.

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