National planning policy
The Governments Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) set national policy on various aspects of planning and the rules that govern the operation of the planning system.
The National Planning Policy Framework (March 2012) sets out the Government's planning policies and how these are expected to be applied.
The Councils planning polices for Woking must be in conformity with policy set at the national level. Further information about national planning policy is available from DCLG.