Draft Surrey Heath Local Plan 2019-2038

Surrey Heath Borough Council is preparing a new Local Plan. Once adopted, the Surrey Heath Local Plan would play an important role in shaping Surrey Heath borough's future - how our town and villages develop, protecting and enhancing our natural environment, developing our local economy, improving leisure and visitor facilities, and supporting more sustainable forms of travel.

What is a Local Plan?

The Draft Surrey Heath Local Plan: Preferred Options (2019 – 2038) sets out a vision for how Surrey Heath will develop as a place up to 2038. It looks at our future needs for development and provides guidance as to where it will go and what it will look like. Our Borough Councillors and our planning officers will use it to help them decide whether to approve or refuse planning applications in our Borough.

How to have your say

The Council is consulting on the draft local plan from 12:00 noon on Monday 14 March to 12:00 noon on Monday 9 May2022.
You can submit comments on the draft local plan to us by using our consultation portal.

You can also view a summary of the Draft Local Plan and submit comments quickly on the Local Plan website.

Alternatively, you can email your comments to planning.consultation@surreyheath.gov.uk.
If it is not possible to use electronic communication, send your comments by post to:
Planning Policy
Finance and Customer Services Directorate
Surrey Heath Borough Council
Surrey Heath House
Knoll Road
GU15 3HD

Consultation Events


Overview of the Local Plan & Opportunity for Questions

Planning Officers will provide an overview of the Local Plan and the plan-making process.

Themed Webinars & Opportunity for Questions

Planning Officers will provide a more in-depth overview of each topic area and answer your questions.
Virtual Webinar / Q&A 1
Virtual Webinar / Q&A 2


Public Exhibitions

Our planning team will be available to answer your questions and talk you through the proposals in the draft local plan.
Camberley, inside ‘The Square’ shopping centre (near Sainsbury’s) – 12 Cambridge Walk, The Square, Camberley, GU15 3SL
  • Wednesday 23rd – Saturday 26th March; 10:00 – 15:00 each day.
Lightwater Leisure Centre, Country Park, The Avenue, Lightwater GU18 5RG
  • Wednesday 20th – Saturday 23rd April; 10:00 – 15:00 each day.

Drop-in / Q&A with our planning team

Our planning team will be available for you to drop in and ask questions about the local plan.
Chobham Parish Pavilion;
Deepcut Village Centre;
  • Friday 8th April; 14:00 – 16:00.
  • 89 swordsman road, Deepcut, Camberley, Surrey, GU16 6BW

Consultation Documents

Supporting Documents

Timetable for the Plan-Making Process

The preparation of a Local Plan is a long process that goes through a number of key stages. Our Local Development Scheme (‘LDS’) sets out the anticipated timetable for the preparation of the local plan through to its adoption. View the timetable.

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