Published Thursday, 1 December 2016
Waverley Borough Council has agreed to submit the draft Local Plan to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government for examination.
Following a meeting of the Executive and Full Council (29 November 2016) the draft plan has been produced following two public consultations, one in late 2014 and another in the summer of 2016, and sets out the key policies and overall strategy for managing and directing future development in Waverley up until 2032.
It outlines the council’s approach to delivering 519 homes per annum whilst taking into account the various constraints that affect Waverley.
The plan will be submitted to Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government before Christmas, with a schedule of proposed modifications and a summary of representations made during the consultation process.
Councillor Julia Potts, Leader of the Council, said: “The advantages of having a sound Local Plan allows Waverley Borough Council, towns and parishes and the borough’s residents to drive and shape the future of development in the borough.
“The draft plan has taken into consideration the responses we have received from two consultations and has also involved a significant amount of research. It now needs to be tried and tested by an independent examiner who will assess whether the plan has been properly prepared in the light of the representations, statistics, data and research.”
Notes to editors
· Almost 1,500 separate comments were received from 603 respondents during the August to October 2016 pre submission consultation. In addition there were around 2,100 postcard responses derived from a document circulated by the ‘Protect Our Waverley’ campaign group.
· All the responses can be viewed on the councils website, http://consult.waverley.gov.uk/consult.ti/LocalPlan_Consultation/viewCompoundDoc?docid=7966676
· The Executive also agreed the scoping part 2 of the Local Plan which focuses on the non-strategic sites and polices.
For further information contact:
Tel: 01483 523296
Web : www.waverley.gov.uk