RESIDENTS and interested parties are invited to give their views on both the Farnham Neighbourhood Plan and the Waverley Local Plan from Friday, August 19.

Neighbourhood Plans give communities the opportunity to decide what their town or village should look like and how it should develop and grow in the future.

Farnham Town Council resolved to prepare a Neighbourhood Plan in 2013 and has now formally submitted the document to Waverley for a final stage of consultation before a referendum and the plan’s potential adoption this winter.

Likewise, Waverley’s draft Local Plan sets out the key policies and an overall strategy for managing and directing future development across the whole borough, up until 2032.

The plan includes a number of strategic policies covering a range of uses including leisure, culture, the rural environment, transport, affordable housing, infrastructure and community services.

Residents and interested parties will be able to view and comment on both plans and supporting documents for a six week period, until Monday, October 3.

Both will be available to view online at and hard copies will be available to look through at the planning reception at the council offices in Godalming, the council offices in South Street, Farnham and at Farnham library.

Comments should be sent to Waverley via email to [email protected] in regards to the Neighbourhood Plan or planning

[email protected] for the Local Plan, or by post to Planning Policy, Waverley Borough Council, The Burys, Godalming, GU7 1 HR.

After responses have been reviewed, it is anticipated that the Local Plan will be submitted for examination by an independent Planning Inspector in November.