Pyrford Neighbourhood Plan

The Council has made Pyrford Neighbourhood Plan part of the Development Plan for the purposes of managing development in the Pyrford Neighbourhood Area. This follows the positive outcome of the referendum held on 15 December 2016. This decision is effective from 9 February 2017.

The Pyrford Neighbourhood Plan and the Decision Statement (as required by the Neighbourhood Planning Regulations) are available here:

Background

The Pyrford Neighbourhood Plan (PNP) was prepared by the Pyrford Neighbourhood Forum for the Pyrford Neighbourhood Area.

Referendum

Following the receipt of the Examiner's Report, Woking Borough Council and Pyrford Neighbourhood Forum agreed modifications to the PNP in accordance with the Examiner's recommendations.

The decision was taken at the 20 October 2016 Council Meeting that the Plan should now proceed to a local referendum. A local referendum was held on 15 December 2016 and the results are available here.

Submission and Examination

Pyrford Neighbourhood Forum formally submitted their Plan (PNP) to the Council on 22 March 2016. In accordance with Regulation 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, Woking Borough Council published the PNP and supporting documents for public consultation between Monday 4 April and Tuesday 31 May 2016 (by 5.00pm). Representations received during the consultation period can be viewed at the Civic Offices on request.

The draft PNP and supporting documentation are set out below:

Following the consultation period, the Plan documents and the consultation responses were submitted to an Independent Examiner for consideration on 18 July 2016.

The Council received the Examiner's report on 8 August 2016. The report is available here.

The Council and the Forum have agreed modifications to the PNP in accordance with the Examiner's report. The PNP proceeded to a local referendum, held on 15 December 2016.

Earlier work

The Forum consulted on their draft Neighbourhood Plan between 12 May to 22 June 2015.

On 16 February 2016, Woking Borough Council issued a Screening Report in response to a Screening Opinion request from the PNF dated 22 December 2015. For further details, visit the 'Neighbourhood Plan Screening Decisions' page, found here.

For further information:

Woking Borough Council
Civic Offices
Gloucester Square
Woking
Surrey
GU21 6YL

planning.policy@woking.gov.uk