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The Burpham Neighbourhood Plan was adopted on 12 April 2016. It forms part of the development plan for our borough and helps decide planning applications. Find out how we helped you have your say and how the decision was reached.

Burpham Neighbourhood Area

The Burpham Neighbourhood Plan is the neighbourhood plan for the Burpham Neighbourhood Area. This area follows the boundary of Burpham ward and is shown on the map below.

Neighbourhood planning activities in the Burpham Neighbourhood Area are led by the Burpham Neighbourhood Forum.

View online the icon Burpham Neighbourhood plan and appendices (Adopted Version). [10.2MB]

Read the  icon Decision Statement [93.45KB]  that sets out the reasons for the decision to make the Burpham Neighbourhood Plan.

Timeline of events

14 September to 26 October 2012

We consulted on the proposed Burpham Neighbourhood Area and Burpham Neighbourhood Forum. See links to the consultation documents below.

icon Burpham Neighbourhood Forum Constitution 2012 [944.31KB]

icon Burpham Neighbourhood Area and Forum Application form [1.02MB]

icon Burpham Neighbourhood Area and Forum Designation Report [2.65MB]

icon Consultation Responses Burpham Neighbourhood Forum [3.23MB]

icon Responses Summary Burpham Neighbourhood Forum [27.97KB]

icon Burpham Neighbourhood Area Map [4.49MB]

4 February 2013

The Burpham Neighbourhood Area and Burpham Neighbourhood Forum were designated.

2 June to 14 July 2014

The Burpham Neighbourhood Forum consulted on a draft version of the neighbourhood plan. It considered the comments received and produced a final version of the plan for submission to the Council.

30 March to 15 May 2015

We consulted on the plan and appointed an independent examiner to examine it. The examination took place in July and early August 2015. The examiner recommended that the plan should go to a referendum after being amended, and that the referendum area should be the Burpham Neighbourhood Area (Burpham ward).

7 October 2015

The examiner's recommendations were accepted at a Council meeting. We agreed to hold a referendum.

View the documents relating to our consultation on the plan and the examination below.

icon Burpham Neighbourhood Plan Examination Report [518.82KB]

icon Burpham Neighbourhood Plan decision statement [142.0KB]

icon Comments received during the Council's consultation [200.3KB]

icon statement submitted by the Council to the examiner [456.84KB]

icon Burpham Neighbourhood Plan Strategic Environmental Assessment Screening Determination [1.65MB]

icon Burpham Neighbourhood Plan Habitats Regulations Assessment Screening Determination [353.75KB]

18 February 2016

A referendum was held on the Burpham Neighbourhood Plan. Residents of the Burpham Neighbourhood Area who were able to vote in Council elections were able to vote in the referendum. A majority voted 'Yes' to the following question:

Do you want Guildford Borough Council to use the neighbourhood plan for Burpham to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?

icon Declaration of Result - Burpham Referendum [10.82KB]

icon Information Statement (including general information as to town and country planning) [499.36KB]

icon Basic conditions and compliance statement [27.04KB]

4 February 2018

The designation of the Burpham Neighbourhood Forum expired (five years from the date it was designated, in line with legislation).

18 April 2018

The council designated the Burpham Neighbourhood Forum again as the neighbourhood forum for the Burpham Neighbourhood Area. No other body may be designated until this designation expires or is withdrawn.

See the icon application for designation, [1.84MB] which includes the Burpham Neighbourhood Forum written constitution 2018. 

Further information

To find out more about neighbourhood planning in Burpham, please contact the Planning Policy Team at planningpolicy@guildford.gov.uk or telephone 01483 444471.

For more information about neighbourhood planning, please visit our neighbourhood planning page.

More information can be found on the Burpham Neighbourhood Forum website established by the Neighbourhood Forum to help promote and raise awareness of the plan or by contacting the forum using the following contact details:

Catherine Hughes, Secretary
Email: catherineandalanhughes@gmail.com

Jim Allen, Co-ordinator
Email: Jim.Allen1@huntallen.plus.com
Telephone: 01483 574 138