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Review of the 2017 Neighbourhood Plan

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Why and how the 2017 adopted Neighbourhood Plan was reviewed.

Why was the Neighbourhood Plan reviewed

Shortly after the Farnham Neighbourhood Plan was adopted in 2017, we were told by Waverley Borough Council that Farnham needed to accommodate an additional 450 homes before the end of the Waverley Local Plan in 2032.

This prompted our decision to carry out an early review of our Neighbourhood Plan so we could identify and allocate suitable sites and maintain the integrity of the policies within the Farnham Neighbourhood Plan.

The revised Farnham Neighbourhood Plan

You can see a copy of the amended Neighbourhood Plan and compare it to the version adopted in July 2017, which is currently used to guide planning decisions in Farnham.

The amended version includes a number of minor revisions as well as new sitesto bring the document up to date and harmonise its end date with the Waverley Local Plan (2032). No policies are deleted and no policies added.

We carried out a review of sites and asked for views on their suitability. See Appendix 2 of the Farnham Housing Land Availability Assessment 2018 for more details about each of the proposed sites and our assessment.

The six-week consultation closed on Sunday 30 September 2018, and the results were announced prior to submitting the ‘Regulation 15’ Neighbourhood Plan to Waverley Borough Council. This was followed by a:

  • further period of consultation
  • procedural meeting, and
  • independent examination

Supporting documents and information


Housing Allocation Map

Farnham Housing Land Availability Assessment 2018. This document is a study of the potential of the Neighbourhood Plan area to accommodate additional housing development and includes the following appendices:

  • Appendix 1 – Sites rejected from detailed assessment
  • Appendix 2 – Assessed sites included as Housing Site Options
  • Appendix 3 – Sites not included as housing options following assessment
  • Appendix 4 – Made Neighbourhood Plan Allocations with planning permission

New supporting evidence:

Revised built up area boundary

Reg 14 2018 SA SEA Non Tech Summary Aug 2018 

Reg 14 NP Review SA SEA August 2018 Final

Farnham Landscape Character Assessment

SPAs and SANG Evidence Base

Student Accommodation Evidence

Waverley Borough Council LPP1

Waverley Borough Council LPP2

Thorough examination

The original Neighbourhood Plan underwent a thorough independent examination.

Further information

If you a question about the review of the Neighbourhood Plan, please email your question to or call us on 01252 712667.

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