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Neighbourhood Plan

The Windlesham Neighbourhood Plan 2018-2028 was 'made' at SHBC Full Council on 12 June 2019. It forms part of Surrey Heath Borough's Development Plan and helps in deciding the outcome of planning applications within the Windlesham Neighbourhood Area. The Windlesham Neighbourhood Plan and its Decision Statement can be viewed below.


Surrey Heath Borough Council agreed to proceed to a referendum on the Windlesham Neighbourhood Plan. 

The Referendum was held on Thursday 2 May 2019. The question asked in the referendum was:

“Do you want Surrey Heath Borough Council to use the neighbourhood plan for Windlesham to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?"

The plan received a positive vote at referendum with 77% of voters supporting the plan. 

The referendum was conducted based in accordance with procedures similar to those used at local government elections


Independent Examination

An independent examiner, Deborah McCann MRTPI was appointed to undertake the examination of the Windlesham Neighbourhood Plan. The Examiner’s Report was released on 13th December 2018 with the recommendation that the Neighbourhood Plan should proceed to referendum, subject to modification.

Neighbourhood Plan Submission and Publication

In accordance with the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended) the Neighbourhood Plan and supporting information were submitted to Surrey Heath Borough Council for the purposes of consultation, examination and, if appropriate, a referendum ahead of the Plan being ‘made’ (adopted) as part of the Local Plan for the area.

The following documents were submitted.

  • Windlesham Neighbourhood Plan 2018-2028
  • A map showing the area covered by the Neighbourhood Plan
  • The Consultation Statement 
  • The Basic Conditions Statement ( incorporating the SEA/HRA Screening Report)

Surrey Heath Borough Council considered the Plan against the statutory requirements set out in paragraph 6 of Schedule 4B of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended) and was satisfied that these have been met. The Council published the submitted Plan and accompanying documents for consultation over a 6 week period from Friday 6th April 2018 to Friday 18th May 2018.

Representations made on the published version of the Plan have been submitted to an independent Examiner who will undertook an examination of the Windlesham Neighbourhood Plan.

Designated Neighbourhood Area

Surrey Heath Borough Council received an application to designate a Windlesham Ward Neighbourhood Plan Area in 2014. The application was submitted by Windlesham Parish Council.

Following a 6 week consultation (31st October - 12th December 2014) the Windlesham ward was designated by the Council on 27th January 2015 as a Neighbourhood Plan Area.



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