PEOPLE in Farnham have less than a fortnight to comment on two crucial new planning policy documents dictating the scale, location and style of development in the town and surrounding countryside for the next decade and beyond.

The deadline to comment on both the Farnham Neighbourhood Plan and its sister document the Waverley Local Plan is fast approaching at 5pm on Monday, October 3. Both documents were put out for their final stages of consultation in August prior to being adopted, potentially, later this year.

Farnham’s Neighbourhood Plan, which seeks to direct development to chosen areas and to influence the design of such development, was dubbed “most important thing to happen in Farnham for generations” by town mayor John Ward earlier this year.

Likewise, the Waverley Local Plan identifies strategic sites for housing, employment and mixed use development across the borough, including key policies and an overall strategy for managing and directing future development in Waverley up until 2032.

Those wishing to make representations on both plans can find the documents online at as well as hard copies at the Farnham Locality Office in Farnham and at Farnham library.

Comments should be sent to Waverley via the online form, by emailing [email protected] for the Neighbourhood Plan and [email protected] for the Local Plan, or by post to the Planning Policy Team, Waverley Borough Council, The Burys, Godalming, Surrey GU7 1HR.