New Local Plan - Planning Inspector's final report published

The government's Planning Inspector has now produced his final report and recommendations and submitted them to the Council. This marks the end of his independent examination of our submitted Local Plan.

The final schedule of main modifications accompanying the Inspector's report contains only those main modifications recommended by him to make the submission plan sound, legally compliant and capable of adoption.

Several main modifications consulted on in September to October 2018 were not recommended in the Inspector's final report. These include four additional site allocations that are no longer included as main modifications recommended by the Inspector in the plan proposed for adoption.

The full Council will now be asked to decide whether to adopt the new Local Plan.

Under the Council's Procedure Rule 4.1 (iii), our Monitoring Officer has called an extraordinary Council meeting on Thursday 25 April 2019 at 7pm. A special Executive meeting will take place earlier that day. The agendas, reports and associated documents will be published in advance of these meetings in the usual way.

You can view the Inspector's final report and other examination information on our website: www.guildford.gov.uk/newlocalplan/examination

The Planning Inspector's report is also available to view at our Millmead offices in Guildford town centre and will be available to view at local libraries from 3 April.

You can watch Council meetings live, or catch-up after, via our online webcasting: guildford.public-i.tv/core/portal/home

Published on Thursday 28 March.