We have adopted the West Clandon Neighbourhood Plan, following a Full Council meeting last night. 

West Clandon residents voted on the area’s Neighbourhood Plan on 17 March 2022. Neighbourhood plans outline planning policies and allow local people to have a say in how their neighbourhood will develop.  

The West Clandon Neighbourhood Plan forms part of the Development Plan for the borough. It will help guide our decisions on planning applications in West Clandon, along with the Local Plan and other documents.

Leader of the Council, Cllr Joss Bigmore, said: “Last summer an independent examination recommended some small changes to the West Clandon Neighbourhood Plan. We agreed to these changes and held a referendum on the updated plan. 

“We welcome the adoption of the Plan, which now carries full weight in determining planning applications in the West Clandon Neighbourhood Area. This is one of the ways local people can have a say in future development in their area.”

Clandon And Horsley Ward Councillor, Christopher Barrass said: “We welcome the West Clandon Neighbourhood Plan which will help to preserve the character of our ancient village which dates back to before the Domesday Book.

“In particular, thanks are owed to West Clandon Parish Council and the team of residents, headed by John Stone, which worked tirelessly to put together the Neighbourhood Plan and get it through all the hoops to approval.

“The people of West Clandon voted overwhelmingly in favour of its adoption and it will now be a valuable resource in assessing planning applications in the village as they come forward.”

In response to the referendum question “Do you want Guildford Borough Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for the West Clandon Neighbourhood Area to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?”, most voters in the referendum voted ‘Yes’. The vote was 313 for and 20 against, with a turnout of 30.1%.

We have 8 neighbourhood plans across our borough.

For more information on the referendum, please visit our website. If you have any queries on the referendum, contact our Planning Policy Team.