Draft Surrey Heath Local Plan (2019 - 2038): Preferred Options Regulation 18 Consultation

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Surrey Heath Borough Council is in the process of preparing a new Local Plan. The Draft Surrey Heath Local Plan: Preferred Options (2019 – 2038) sets out the Council's preferred approach to development in the Borough up to 2038.

The Draft Local Plan contains proposed planning policies that, once adopted, will provide a framework to guide development in our Borough, including how much new development will take place, and guidance on the location, scale, and type of future development. The finalised adopted planning policies will be the framework against which planning applications in the Borough are assessed.

Once adopted, the Surrey Heath Local Plan would play an important role in shaping Surrey Heath Borough's future - how our town and villages develop, protecting and enhancing our natural environment, developing our local economy, improving leisure and visitor facilities, and supporting more sustainable forms of travel.

This consultation invites you to comment on a series of key planning issues for the Borough and the Council's preferred option to address them. You can also suggest any issues or options you feel are missing and comment upon any of the consultation and supporting documents.

You are welcome to comment on every preferred policy option in the document or just the ones that you are specifically interested in. You may also use question 59 to provide comments about the Sustainability Appraisal, question 60 to provide comments on the Mapping Booklet and question 61 to provide general comments not specifically related to policy options.


The consultation is open for response from 12:00 noon on Monday 14 March to 12:00 noon on Monday 9 May 2022.

The Draft Surrey Heath Local Plan: Preferred Options (2019 - 2038) document, and accompanying Mapping Booklet, Interim Sustainability Appraisal and Non-Technical Summary can be found under 'Consultation Documents' below.

The documents that provide evidence for the Draft Local Plan can be found here: https://surreyheath.gov.uk/residents/planning/planning-policy/development-plan/evidence-base

The Online Questionnaire below includes 61 questions which seek to obtain your views on each section of the Draft Local Plan.

You can also view a summary of the Draft Local Plan and submit 'quick comments' to us on our website at: https://apps.surreyheath.gov.uk/apps/local_plan/ 

What happens next?

Your comments will be considered as part of the process of preparing the next version of the Local Plan, known as the ‘Pre-Submission’ or ‘Regulation 19’ version. This will be subject to further consultation in early 2023, prior to the Local Plan being submitted for independent examination. We are keen for local people to tell us their views and we would therefore encourage you to get involved and have your say on this draft version of the Plan.

All comments submitted during this consultation will be considered as part of the process of preparing the Regulation 19 version of the Surrey Heath Local Plan. We will also publish an Interim Consultation Statement as part of the preparation for the Regulation 19 Plan identifying the main issues raised and our response to these.

Contact Information

Customer Contact Centre: 01276 707100
Planning Policy,
Surrey Heath Borough Council,
Surrey Heath House,
Knoll Road,
GU15 3HD.


  • Opened
    14 Mar 2022 at 12:00
  • Closed
    9 May 2022 at 12:00