Together with the local community, we have reviewed the 2017 adopted Neighbourhood Plan to provide an additional 450 dwellings by 2032. The Farnham Neighbourhood Plan Review 2019 was submitted to Waverley Borough Council on 25 January. As the planning authority, Waverley Borough Council sent a letter confirming that the technical consultation could take place from 7 February to 21 March 2019. The consultation is followed by an independent examination in April.

Independent examination of Farnham Neighbourhood Plan Review 2019

Waverley Borough Council submitted the Farnham Neighbourhood Plan Review Regulation 17 to Intelligent Plans and Examinations (IPE) Ltd for independent examination. Mr Derek Stebbing was appointed Independent Examiner and confirmed receipt of the Plan. Following submission of the Farnham Neighbourhood Plan review, the examiner wrote a letter to raise three procedural points. See the letters of response from Farnham Town Council and Waverley Borough Council. The latest letter from the Independent Examiner can be viewed here.

Consultation responses

See the comments made in response to the statutory consultation between 7 February and 21 March 2019.

How the Neighbourhood Plan has changed

The amended Neighbourhood Plan:
  • incorporates minor text updates and changes to reflect what has happened and permissions granted since the made Neighbourhood Plan was prepared and adopted
  • the end date has been harmonised with the Waverley Local Plan for consistency
  • allocates new sites to meet the new housing target of an additional 450 homes
See the minor (non-material) updates to the Made Farnham Neighbourhood Plan 2017  Farnham Town Council does not consider that the minor revisions change the nature of the Plan.

Background evidence

Regulation 15 submission letter Farnham Neighbourhood Plan Review Basic Conditions Statement Minor (non-material) updates 2019 Reg 15 Farnham Neighbourhood Plan Review 2019 Reg 15 Farnham Neighbourhood Plan Review App 2 Housing Allocation Reg 15 Farnham Neigbourhood Plan App 3 Employment Sites Reg 15 Farnham Neighbourhood Plan App 4 Neighbourhood Centres

Map A – Built up area boundary

Map B – Conservation areas

Map C – Arcadian areas

Map D – AONB 

Map E – Areas HLV and S

Map F – Old Park

Map G – SANG 2019

Map H – Green infrastructure

Map I – Housing Allocations

Map K – Business

Map L – Town centre

Map M – East Street and Dogflud

Map N – Woolmead

Map O – Neighbourhood centres

Map P – Proposed sports pitches

Map Q – Runfold Quarry

Supporting Documents

Environment Landscape Character Area Assessment, 2018 European Special Protection Areas and Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace, 2019 Housing Farnham Housing Land Availability Assessment (FHLAA) December 2018

FHLAA sites rejected

FHLAA allocated sites

FHLAA not included

Student accommodation, December 2018 Infrastructure Copies of letters from infrastructure providers:

South East Water

Thames Water

SCC highways meeting Community engagement Farnham Neighbourhood Plan Consultation Statement December, 2018 Consultation Statement Appendices 1-22 Consultation Statement Appendices 23-28 Farnham Neighbourhood Plan Consultation Statement July, 2016 Regulation 14 consultation feedback and responses:

Comments on additional housing sites

Responses to general comments

Developer responses

Combined responses with Farnham Town Council comments

Summary responses

Developer submissions (large documents – available on request) Other Farnham Neighbourhood Plan Review Sustainability Appraisal Sustainability Appraisal / Strategic Environmental Assessment – non-technical summary Habitats Regulation Assessment / Appropriate Assessment (January 2019) Copy Regulation 14 draft pre-submission Neighbourhood Plan (August 2018) Copy Farnham Neighbourhoood Plan (Adopted July 2017) Regulation 15 pages of 2016