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Council adopts Effingham Neighbourhood Plan

16th April 2018

The Council has adopted the Effingham Neighbourhood Plan, following our meeting on 10 April and the successful referendum result on 22 February.

The Effingham Neighbourhood Plan forms part of the development plan for the borough of Guildford and will help to decide the outcome of planning applications within the Effingham Neighbourhood Area.

To see the Effingham Neighbourhood Plan, a statement setting out the reason for this decision, and to find out more about neighbourhood planning in Effingham, please visit

To read a paper copy of the Effingham Neighbourhood Plan and the decision statement please visit:

• our main reception, Millmead House, Millmead, Guildford, GU2 4BB during normal office hours.
• Guildford Library’s reference section, 77 North Street, Guildford, GU1 4AL during opening hours
Horsley library’s reference section, Parade Court, Ockham Road South, East Horsley, KT24 6QR during opening hours.

The Localism Act 2011 introduced new rights to help communities shape development in their local areas. Neighbourhood plans and orders can set planning policies and grant up front permission for developments that the community wants to see go ahead. They must take account of national policy and help meet the strategic needs of the wider local area.

Further information about neighbourhood planning is available on our website at

To find out more, please contact our Planning Policy Team at or call 01483 444605.