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Waverley Borough Council - more detail on proposed housing sites in Milford & Witley
Waverley BC has issued its public consultation on Local Plan Part 2 on the 25th May. The consultation will close on Monday 9th July 2018.
We have produced a short summary document to help Witley residents quickly navigate the consultation documents. The information in this summary document covers:
- Where Local Plan Part 2 Consultation information can be found and feedback methods
- Waverley BC Consultation event for Witley Parish on 13th June
- WNP Team - Summer Fete Attendance
- Summary of Milford and Witley reference points in the local plan documentation to make it quicker for you to navigate the lengthy consultation documents.
- Download here WNP_-_quick_guide_on_Waverley_Borough_Council_Local_Plan_Part_2.pdf
To review and feedback on Waverley Borough Local Plan Part 2 please go to the following link: http://www.waverley.gov.uk/info/1004/planning_policy/1738/local_plan_part_2_non_strategic_policies_and_sites
Village Fetes in June
WNP Team will be attending all the local Witley Parish fetes based at the parish council stand. Next Fetes are Milford 9th June and Witley on 16th June. Both events kick off at 13.00 If you have any questions or feedback on the neighbourhood plan or future housing development in Witley Parish please come and see us.
Milford Golf Course Site - Public Exhibition 22nd May 15.00-20.00
The consultant team managing the planning application for the Milford Golf Course site held a public exhibiton on 22nd May at Milford Golf Course. If you missed this event please contact Shaun Taylor from SATPLAN (contact firstname.lastname@example.org) for feedback form and information pack. All feedback must be given within 14 days of exhibition date based on guidance provided at event. The initial planning applicaiton is due for submission by SATPLAN by the end of June. We will keep you updated when this is live on the Waverley BC.
We have previously advised that this is the only strategic site in the Waverley BC Local Plan Part 1 proposed for the Witley Parish area. It was reviewed under the Public Examiner Inspection of the Local Plan Part 1 in June 2017. During this process Witley Parish Council, WNP and local residents made representations about their concerns on this site. Despite these representations the Public Inspector's report, and therefore Waverley BC, have now ratified the proposed development of the Milford Golf site. The plans put forward by the associated developer proposes 180 homes be built. Any development would still need to go through the formal planning process. For more information please go to: www.waverley.gov.uk/consult
Spring Update on Witley Neighbourhood Plan
In Autumn 2017 we published the results of our community survey on the possible housing site options for Witley Parish. Using this feedback, combined with further individual site analysis, the Witley Neighbourhood Plan (WNP) team had hoped to announce by early 2018 the housing sites shortlist for further consultation. Waverley Borough Council (BC) has already proposed one strategic site (Milford Golf Course) in their draft Local Plan Part 1 (LPP1) for 180 houses. In addition, the WNP process needed to propose sites for the further 300 houses that are required to be built in the Parish over the next 15 years. As the 25 site options were examined in more detail with reference to other key stakeholders including Natural England (NE) and the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Board, an increasing number of obstacles were identified that have constrained the WNP’s ability to successfully shortlist housing sites. Please see further information the WNP Update March 2018 - full details on housing allocation constraints (This information is also included in the Spring 18 Parish Newsletter that is being delivered to every household in March).
On the basis of these active constraints and the risk of spending considerable public money without achieving a ratified Neighbourhood Plan the WNP team and Witley Parish Council have very reluctantly arrived at the decision to ask Waverley BC to complete the allocation of housing sites for our parish area as part of their Local Plan Part 2 consultation process.
The WNP team and Witley Parish Council still believe that having a neighbourhood plan will bring significant benefits for Witley Parish residents, even if allocation of proposed housing sites is formalised via Waverley Borough Council. We will continue to provide inputs to and formally respond on any public consultation from Waverley Borough Council through the LPP2 process.
As a reminder on the results of the WNP community survey please see information here WNP Possible Housing Development - Community Survey Results Sept 2017 The majority of the additional sites being proposed by Waverley BC for greenbelt removal in the LPP2 process were in the top 10 of most popular sites in the survey. However as an additional update Secretts, the 2nd most popular site in the WNP community survey, are continuing to promote their site directly with Waverley BC through the LPP2 process.
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Milford Village Hall