Guildford Borough Council Local Plan

Government legislation requires Councils to set out policies to guide future development of their boroughs up to 2031 and to engage the community in its formation of a Local Plan.

The GBC Draft Local Plan

Guildford Borough Council released their Draft Local Plan for public consultation in Summer 2014 and residents were urged to use the consultation period to make their views known to GBC.

EHPC official response Sept 2014: Click here to view this letter

Subsequently in respect of over 20,000 comments received at this consultation GBC reissued the Plan on 5 April 2016 Click here

Further public consultation took place in June 2016.

EHPC official response June 2016: Click here to view this letter

You are invited to take part in a targeted consultation of the revisions to the final plan

EHPC official response June 2016: Click here to view this letter

To view a summary of the key changes to the policies, maps and Appendix C: Infrastructure Schedule, please read 

If you would like to download the Proposed Submission Local Plan and accompanying documents, these are available below: (Please note that these files are large and may take a while to download):


Now that Guildford Borough Council's Local Plan has been posted to the GBC website and is in the public domain, GBC have instructed Coverdale Barclay to arrange to help resource and deliver future communications for the next phase of the Local Plan.

Press Releases:

Click here to view 13 FEBRUARY 2017

Click here to view 10 AUGUST 2016

Click here to view 8 JUNE 2016

Click here to view 25 MAY 2016

Click here to view 19 APRIL 2016

Click here to view 12 APRIL 2016

Click here to view 5 APRIL 2016

For further information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Or write to:
Planning Policy (Local Plan Consultation),
Guildford Borough Council,
Millmead House,
Millmead,
Guildford, GU2 4BB