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The Lovelace Neighbourhood Plan has been examined. We have decided to make the changes that the examiner has recommended.

The next step is to put the plan to a referendum of voters in Lovelace ward. 

See the icon examiner's report [3.26MB] and our icon decision statement (updated 19 June 2020) [622.11KB] .

See the icon referendum version of the Lovelace Neighbourhood Plan [8.68MB] . This plan includes the modifications listed in the Decision Statement.

The government has brought in restrictions on polls because of Covid-19. This means we cannot run any neighbourhood planning referendums until May 2021. We will announce the referendum date in due course.

Lovelace Neighbourhood Area

We designated the Lovelace Neighbourhood Area on 2 July 2015 following an application from Ripley Parish Council and a six week consultation. 

The Lovelace Neighbourhood Area follows the boundary of Lovelace ward. No other neighbourhood area may now be designated within this area.

Neighbourhood planning in Lovelace is led by Ripley and Ockham Parish Councils. Wisley Parish does not currently have a parish council but if one is put in place it will also be eligible to lead on neighbourhood planning. The parish councils have set up a neighbourhood planning group to coordinate neighbourhood planning activities across the Lovelace area.

Anyone who lives, works or has a business 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 Lovelace 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 Lovelace, please contact Ripley or Ockham Parish Councils using the following contact details:

Mr Jim Morris (Ripley parish clerk)
Parish Council Office, Ripley Village Hall
High Street
Surrey GU23 6AF
Phone: 01483 224847
Email: clerk@ripleyparishcouncil.gov.uk

Ms Alyson Blackwell - (Ockham parish clerk)
Ockham Parish Rooms
Ockham Lane
Surrey GU23 6NP
Email: ockhamparishclerk@yahoo.com

Lovelace Neighbourhood Plan Consultation and Examination

Ripley and Ockham Parish Councils submitted the Lovelace Neighbourhood Plan to us. We consulted on it from 4 November to 16 December 2019 (the regulation 16 publicity stage). 

View the icon comments received during the consultation [273.96KB] .

The Lovelace Neighbourhood Plan was examined between February and May 2020. The examiner has produced the examination report and we have decided to accept the examiner's recommendations.

We will change the plan as set out in the report. The next step is to hold a referendum of residents in Lovelace ward who are eligible to vote in local elections.

Due to the Coronavirus Act 2020, local polls (including referendums) will not be held until 6 May 2021. We are currently looking for a date for the referendum.

In the meantime, the Lovelace Neighbourhood Plan, as modified, will carry significant weight in relevant planning decisions (in line with national guidance).

Please see:

Lovelace Neighbourhood Area Consultation

We received an application for a neighbourhood area covering Lovelace ward from Ripley Parish Council on 19 January 2015 and consulted on the proposal between 16 February and 29 March 2015.

A copy of the application that was submitted to us can be icon viewed online. [674.32KB]

View the comments we received and the responses in our icon Lovelace neighbourhood area consultation responses document. [1.28MB]

Following the consultation and a period of consideration, officers recommended designating the neighbourhood area as proposed. Read the  icon Lovelace neighbourhood area designation report [3.4MB] to find out more about how this decision was reached.

Further information

If you wish to know more about neighbourhood planning in Lovelace 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 about neighbourhood planning, please visit the Neighbourhood planning page.

Contact us

Planning Policy
Planning Services
Guildford Borough Council
Millmead House
Guildford GU2 4BB
Telephone: 01483 444471
Email: planningpolicy@guildford.gov.uk