Surrey Heath Draft Local Plan Issues Options/Preferred Options, 2018

The Purpose of this Consultation

1.3 The Council is at the early stage of producing this new Local Plan and has produced this Issues and Options/Preferred Options Consultation version to seek your views on options for a number of topic areas. This consultation stage will help the Council in determining where development should take place and in developing the policies to guide this development. The Issues and Options stage is also known as the Regulation 18 consultation stage.

Local Plan Process Diagram


1.4 The options have been prepared having regard to the advice set out in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), 2012, the Draft NPPF 2018, and the Planning Practice Guidance (PPG).

1.5 In most cases the Council has identified a preferred option approach for each topic area. However the Council is seeking your views on the options set out as well as any alternatives you think the Council should consider. In addition you may comment on whether there are any issues not set out in this consultation document which you think should be covered.

1.6 A wide range of evidence has been produced to support this Issues and Options/Preferred Options version of the Local Plan and links to these evidences bases will be given in this consultation document. The document includes a number of technical terms and a glossary is included to explain these terms.

1.7 The evidence base and other supporting documents will be available on the Council website at and will be available to view in hard copy at the Council offices in Knoll Road.