Guildford Borough Council reach agreement on new homes
Planners will use an interim figure of 322 new homes a year in the borough when considering planning applications.
Following the dropping of the South East Plan, this interim number was proposed after national changes to planning policy. An agreement was made at last week's (24th May) Executive meeting at Guildford Borough Council headquarters.
"The temporary figure of 322 homes a year will provide clear guidance to all involved in the planning process until the new Local Plan Strategy is adopted," said Cllr Jenny Wicks, Lead Councillor for Planning.
"This new Plan will include an updated housing number and following independent examination, is likely to be adopted in 2014.
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"We want to deliver a sustainable environment for our residents through appropriate development. This figure helps us to do this and also helps us address the need for affordable and market housing in the borough."
The South East Plan, first drawn up in 2006, had a long and troubled development and received numerous legal challenges before being scrapped altogether.