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East Horsley

The East Horsley Neighbourhood Plan was made (adopted) on 24 July 2018. It forms part of the Borough's Development Plan and helps in deciding the outcome of planning applications within the East Horsley Neighbourhood Area.

Adoption of the East Horsley Neighbourhood Plan

Read the icon East Horsley Neighbourhood Plan (Adopted Version) [7.05MB] .

Read the icon Decision Statement [87.21KB] that sets out the reasons for the decision to adopt the East Horsley Neighbourhood Plan.

Printed copies of the Decision Statement and the East Horsley Neighbourhood Plan can be inspected at:

  • Main reception at Guildford Borough Council's offices, Millmead House, Millmead, Guildford, GU2 4BB during normal office hours

  • The reference section in Guildford Library, 77 North Street, Guildford, GU1 4AL during opening hours

  • The reference section in Horsley Library, Parade Court, Ockham Road South, East Horsley, Leatherhead, KT24 6QR during opening hours

Neighbourhood Plan referendum

The East Horsley Neighbourhood Plan was the subject of a referendum on 17 May 2018. Residents who live in the East Horsley Neighbourhood Area (East Horsley Parish) were asked whether Guildford Borough Council should use the East Horsley Neighbourhood Plan (Referendum Version) to help it decide planning applications in the East Horsley Neighbourhood Area.

Visit the East Horsley Neighbourhood Plan Referendum webpage to see the plan and other referendum documents.

See the Elections in 2018 page to see the results of the referendum.

Neighbourhood Plan consultation and examination

East Horsley Parish Council has produced a neighbourhood plan and submitted it to us. We consulted on this plan between 22 August and 2 October 2017. The comments received during the consultation can be seen on the consultation web page.

We are required to consider whether the plan needs an environmental assessment under the Environmental Assessment of Plans and Programmes Regulations (2004) and whether it needs an Appropriate Assessment under the Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations (2010). We have determined that neither of these assessments are required.

See the icon determinations and a statement of reasons for making them. [5.38MB]  A printed copy of this document can be viewed at the Council office main reception.

The plan was examined in January 2018 by an independent examiner, who has prepared a report which recommends that the plan should be modified and then progressed to a referendum of local residents within the neighbourhood area.

See the icon Report of Examination on the East Horsley Neighbourhood Plan. [813.78KB]

See the icon East Horsley Neighbourhood Plan Submission Report [141.11KB]  to see the reasons for sending the plan for examination.

See the icon supporting document and statement [770.42KB]  that we submitted to the examiner.

View the submission version of the plan and other consultation documents and find out more about the next steps towards adoption of the plan by visiting our Consultation website.

We have decided to modify the plan as recommended in the examiner's report, and to progress the plan to a referendum of eligible registered voters within the East Horsley Neighbourhood Area.

Read the icon Decision Statement, [630.99KB]  which sets out the details of this decision.

East Horsley Neighbourhood Area

The Council designated the East Horsley Neighbourhood Area on 8 September 2014 following an application by East Horsley Parish Council and a six week consultation. 

The East Horsley Neighbourhood Area follows the boundary of East Horsley parish. No other neighbourhood area may now be designated within this area.

Neighbourhood planning in East Horsley parish is led by East Horsley Parish Council. Anyone who lives, works, has a business or is an elected member within the neighbourhood area is entitled to get involved and help produce a neighbourhood plan or a neighbourhood development order for the neighbourhood area.

Neighbourhood planning is a voluntary activity and there is no requirement for residents or businesses to be involved. Residents in the East Horsley Neighbourhood Area who are usually eligible to vote there will be asked to approve any neighbourhood planning measures through a referendum, so residents who are not involved in the planning process will still be able to have a say over the planning policies or development orders that are brought into force.

If you would like to get involved in neighbourhood planning in East Horsley, please contact the East Horsley neighbourhood planning steering group using the following contact details:

Mrs Catherine Carr
01483 283693

East Horsley Neighbourhood Area Consultation

We received an application for a neighbourhood area from East Horsley Parish Council on 18 June 2014 and consulted on the proposal between 14 July and 26 August 2014.

icon A copy of the application that was submitted to the Council can be viewed online. [584.34KB]

icon A copy of the comments received during the consultation can be viewed online. [36.58KB]

Following the consultation and a period of consideration, officers recommended designating the neighbourhood area as proposed. icon The report that explains how this decision was reached can be viewed online. [1.4MB]

Further information

If you wish to know more about neighbourhood planning in East Horsley and cannot find the answers on the Council's website, please contact the Council's Planning Policy Team at planningpolicy@guildford.gov.uk or telephone 01483 444471.

For more information visit the East Horsley Parish Council website.