Neighbourhood Planning

Neighbourhood planning is a key part of the Localism Act. It gives local communities greater power to shape development by having a direct role in the development of planning policies at a local level. Within Surrey Heath, neighbourhood planning can be undertaken by Parish Councils or Neighbourhood Forums, with Surrey Heath Borough Council providing assistance and making necessary decisions at key stages.

Neighbourhood Planning in Surrey Heath

Surrey Heath Borough Council currently has one adopted neighbourhood plan, the Windlesham Neighbourhood Plan, which can be viewed below.

The Council has designated the following Neighbourhood Plan areas, where neighbourhood plans are currently being prepared:

  • Deepcut - 2014 (also a designated Neighbourhood Forum)
  • Chobham - 2013

There are currently no Neighbourhood Development Orders, or Community Right to Build Orders in place within the Borough of Surrey Heath.

What is Neighbourhood Planning?

The following links provide further useful information on the Neighbourhood Planning process.

Parishes and Neighbourhood Forums can seek to prepare the following: