Eligible voters in the Lovelace ward will be able to have their say about the Lovelace Neighbourhood Plan in a future referendum, following the examination of the plan and the Council’s decision to accept the examiner’s recommendations.

Local polls are currently suspended until May 2021 due to the Covid-19 outbreak. There will be a further announcement once a date for the referendum has been set and we will send referendum polling information to residents living in the Lovelace Neighbourhood Area (Lovelace ward, covering the parishes of Ripley, Ockham and Wisley) who are registered and eligible to vote in Council elections prior to the referendum.

Lovelace Neighbourhood Plan

Neighbourhood plans allow local people to produce planning policies for their local area.

The Lovelace Neighbourhood Plan was examined during spring 2020. The Council agreed with the independent examiner who recommended making specific modifications to the plan and then holding a referendum, and that the referendum area should be the Lovelace  Neighbourhood Area (Lovelace ward).  To see a statement that sets out this decision and the reasons for making it, please visit https://www.guildford.gov.uk/lovelace.

If a majority of those who vote in the referendum vote “Yes”, the plan will become part of the Development Plan for the borough and will carry full weight in determining planning applications within the Lovelace Neighbourhood Area along with the Council’s current Local Plan and other considerations.

To find out more about neighbourhood planning please visit: www.guildford.gov.uk/neighbourhoodplanninginformation

If you want to know more about the proposal for a neighbourhood plan, please contact our Planning Policy Team at planningpolicy@guildford.gov.uk or telephone 01483 444471.