Local Plan Evidence Base

Guildford’s Local Plan process is at a very early stage and it all begins with a comprehensive integrated up-to-date evidence base.

Guildford’s Evidence Base can be found here.

The Local Plan should PROTEC T and ENHANCE the things we value, help RESOLVE urban planning issues that we have and ENABLE and PROVIDE for LOCALLY SUSTAINABLE GROWTH.

The Evidence Base should provide a BASELINE which, taken together, can establish CAPACITY assuming nothing is done.

The Evidence Base and Local Plan Issues and Options Consultation should identify what NEEDS to be done to facilitate additional capacity.

The Local Plan itself should then provide the framework and mechanisms to DELIVER locally sustainable growth whilst resolving issues and protecting and enhancing existing treasures.

The key to the early part of this process – even before the issues and options consultation – will be to understand the constraints on capacity (such as infrastructure, topography, green belt boundaries, etc)

This site will aim to provide an additional source of information and comment, but not to replace or compete with the official Guildford Borough Council Local Plan page.