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Residents urged to shape Farnham

Aerial photo showing castle and green spaces and trees.

Residents of Farnham have until 21 March to give their opinions on the minor changes to the Farnham Neighbourhood Plan.

The Plan was adopted by Waverley Borough Council in July 2017 and plays a full part in the borough’s decision-making. However, as a result of the Local Plan Inspector’s report, additional sites for 450 homes were needed and the neighbourhood planning team, led by Councillor Carole Cockburn, carried out a review of the existing plan. A full consultation was held, to seek the public’s views on suggested sites and the updated evidence base.

The reviewed Plan has now been submitted to Waverley Borough Council and is half way through its final consultation.

“The minor modifications we have recommended to the Farnham Neighbourhood Plan will be assessed by an independent examiner and all responses to this final consultation will be passed directly to him,” explained Councillor Cockburn. “The Examiner will test whether the Plan meets a series of Basic Conditions and will want to see evidence of community support. There is still time for residents to participate in this important consultation.”

Information about the revised Neighbourhood Plan including updated evidence and how to take part in the consultation, is on the Farnham Town Council website.

The statutory consultation opened on 7 February and will close on 11.59pm on Thursday 21 March 2019.

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