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Consultation open on Local Plan Main Modifications

Following the Examination in Public (EiP) into the Guildford Local Plan held this summer, Guildford Borough Council is now consulting on the ‘Main Modifications’ which are suggested by the Inspector. You can view the suggested changes to the Plan by clicking here. Comments must be received by 12 noon on 23rd October 2018.

You can make comments via the consultation website or email the planning team on

The Committee of the Burpham Neighbourhood Forum will be preparing representations where it is appropriate to comment on behalf of Burpham.

Burpham Representatives attend Local Plan Examination

In my capacity as Chairman of the Burpham Neighbourhood Forum, I this week (w/k 24th June) gave evidence at the public Examination into Guildford’s Local Plan, alongside fellow Forum member, Mr Jim Allen. We presented evidence relating to a number of issues, both Borough-wide and Burpham specific, including Green Belt and infrastructure considerations. Following submission of evidence, the Inspector indicated we could assist Council officers in making landscaping requirements stronger within the proposed policy for Gosden Hill Farm.

You can read more about the Hearings being held into the Local Plan, including the timetable and agenda for the remaining sessions, by clicking here.

The Hearings are being presided over by and Independent Inspector, Mr Jonathan Bore, who will decide whether the plan is Sound or not. If found sound it can be adopted by the Council and used to guide development in the Borough.

Local Plan Examination Begins

The Examination in Public (EiP) of the Guildford Local Plan began today (5th June 2018). The EiP is presided over by Independent Inspector, Jonathan Bore, who is appointed by the Secretary of State. The Hearing sessions are open to the public. Details of the timetable for the EiP sessions and relevant background papers can be found here. The Burpham Neighbourhood Forum will be attending and making representations on behalf of the local community.