Effingham Parish Council





Berkeley Homes/Howard of Effingham – Planning Application


Thank you to all residents who have responded to Berkeley Homes planning application. 

You can access the research data presentation from the 9 Dec meeting here.

The Parish Council's response paper can be viewed here and the relevent appendices can be viewed here.


The meeting presentation and the Parish Council's response to the planning application are also available to view in paper form in the Parish Room where a full copy of all the application plans and documents are also available to view.









The consultation on Guildford Borough Council's (GBC) Local Plan has now closed. Click here to see EPC's response to the Local Plan.

The Plan identifies land for development across the Borough and will have a big impact on the future of Effingham up to 2031. The Parish Council thanks all residents who responded to the consultation and made their voices heard.


Correspondence with GBC 

Click to view correspondence from the Parish Council to the Leader of Guildford Borough Council in AprilMayJuly 2014. The latest letter sent at 6 October 2014 can be viewed here.

Click here to view the Parish Council's response to the 'Issues & Options' Consultation




Berkeley Homes/Howard of Effingham – Preliminary Comments and HoE Liaison Group


Please click here to view preliminary comments sent by the Parish Council to Guildford Borough Council, Without Prejudice, on housing provision, design requirements and Section 106 contributions.


The Parish Council is chairing a liaison group to discuss issues and proposals regarding the proposed joint venture between Berkeley Homes and the Howard of Effingham School. These discussions are Without Prejudice, meaning that all discussions taking place are separate from any Parish Council assessment of future planning applications and will have no impact on the decision of the Parish Council regarding an application. Representation from GBC Planning department attends all meetings and all meeting minutes are publically available.

Please click here to view the minutes from the first HoE Liaison Group meeting at 3 June 2014, here for the minutes at 20 June 2014 and here for 16 July 2014.

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Effingham Parish Council recently carried out a housing requirements survey with residents. The data from this survey is now available in a summary report and appendices which can be viewed by clicking on the Housing Survey tab on the menu on the left of the page or by clicking here.




The Parish Councillors, Chairman and Vice-Chairman serving for the current electoral year 2015-16 are listed here.

The Chairman's Report for 2014-15 can be downloaded (as pdf) here.

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As announced in the last Chairman’s Report, Effingham Parish Council has embarked on an exciting project to plan the future of the village, which will need residents’ help. This is explained here.
Our first step was to register successfully the parish as a Neighbourhood Area with Guildford Borough Council. The application can be viewed here and here.

A form on which you can write your comments to hand in at Effingham Parish Room or GBC is here.

A summary of the details of what the Village Plan will include, and the different stages of putting it together can be viewed here.
A separate website has been set up specifically to cover the evolving Village Plan.

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Welcome to our website

We want to help you better understand what the Parish Council is, how it works, and what it does in the village. We also hope it will be a useful point of contact for residents who want to keep in touch with each other.



Scenic Effingham


On this site you can

  • ... and much more besides

There are links and contact details for many other village organisations.



The galleon used as this website's logo is the emblem of both the Parish Council and the village. It is the Ark Royal, the flagship of the English fleet in which Lord Howard of Effingham successfully faced the Spanish Armada in 1588. Sir Walter Raleigh had the ship built at Deptford in 1587 for his own use, but before launch she was purchased by Queen Elizabeth I for £5,000. Today’s HMS Ark Royal, 5th to bear the name, is still flagship of the ‘Senior Service’ – the navy. An emblem to live up to!


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