Godalming & Farncombe Neighbourhood Plan - Our Town, Our Future


Following the positive referendum result on 9 July 2019, Waverley Borough Council has decided to make the Godalming and Farncombe Neighbourhood Plan 2017-2032. The statement from Waverley Borough Council setting out the reasons for making the decision can be found on Waverley Borough Council’s website.

The Godalming and Farncombe Neighbourhood Plan can be viewed using the links below, (to enable uploading to this website, the Neighbourhood Plan has been split into two parts)

Part 1: Chapter 1-6 (Introduction, Local Context, Vision & Objectives, Housing, Economy, Heritage & Design)

Part 2: Chapter 7-10 (Transport & Movement, Environment, Community & Infrastructure, Non-Land Use Issues, Policy Maps, Glossary, Appendix)

The Neighbourhood Plan focuses on matters that have been identified as important by the local community. The Neighbourhood Plan seeks to deliver the expressed priorities of Godalming and Farncombe and will provide a basis for dealing with planning applications in the Godalming and Farncombe area over the next decade or so.

The Neighbourhood Plan sets out policies to create a ‘balanced community‘. One of its principal aims is to accommodate growth and housing need which strikes a balance between much needed housing and the need to protect all the aspects and character of our neighbourhood that makes Godalming and Farncombe so special.

Guide to GOFAR Neighbourhood Plan Policies

Housing Documents

Affordable Housing Background – GOFARNP Area – May 2014
All Party Parlimentary Group – The Affordability of Retirement Housing
Analysis of WBC Housing Register – December 2013
Analysis of WBC Housing Register – October 2014
Communities & Local Government – A National Strategy in an Ageing Society
Components of Five Year Housing Supply – 2013
Definitions of Affordable Housing (GL Hearn)
Explanatory Memorandum to Permitted Development Changes
Extra Care – Campbell Place – Brochure
Godalming 2011 Census – Town Summary
Godalming Identified Housing – July 2016
GoFar Questionnaire – Housing Group’s Analysis of Housing Responses
GoFar Questionnaire – Statistical Issues
GOFAR Town Boundary
Housing Evidence – Tables and Bibliography
Housing Green Paper – Homes for the Future – 2007
Identifying the Health Gain from Retirement Housing
Institute for Public Policy Research – The Generation Strain
Joseph Rowntree Foundation – Affordability, Choices and Quality in Housing with Care
Joseph Rowntree Foundation – Who Can Afford Retirement Housing
Joseph Rowntree Foundation – Young People and Housing in 2020 – Identifying Key Drivers for Change
Lifetime Homes Diagram
Proposed Interim Housing Target Executive Report
Royal Town Planning Institute – Good Practice Note 8
The Clipped Wing Generation – July 2014
Top of the Ladder – Demos
Waverley – Agenda – Special Executive Meeting – 12 August 2014
Waverley – Strategic Housing Market Assessment Final Draft – October 2013
Waverley & West Surrey Strategic Housing Market Assessment – October 2013 (GL Hearn)
Waverley Employment Land Review – Update 2011
Waverley’s Housing Register – April 2015
West Surrey SHMA – Guildford – Waverley – Woking – Final Report – September 2015
West Surrey SHMA – Waverley – Addendum – December 2015

Transport Documents

0730 Monday – Typical Godalming Traffic Congestion
0830 Monday – Typical Godalming Traffic Congestion
0830 Saturday – Typical Godalming Traffic Congestion
0930 Monday – Typical Godalming Traffic Congestion
1130 Saturday – Typical Godalming Traffic Congestion
1200 Friday – Typical Godalming Traffic Congestion
1200 Monday – Typical Godalming Traffic Congestion
1530 Monday – Typical Godalming Traffic Congestion
1630 Monday – Typical Godalming Traffic Congestion
1800 Monday – Typical Godalming Traffic Congestion
Campaign for Better Transport – Traffic Calming Measures – Pros, Cons, Cost
DfT Local Transport Note 1-07 – Traffic Calming
Dorset Villages Traffic Calming
Dunsfold Transport Scenario
GBC Area D Parking (Town Centre)
GBC Car Parking Leaflet – April 2014
Godalming Accidents 2001-2011
Godalming Cycling Issues and Proposals
Godalming Footways Report – 2016
Godalming North Parking – Consultation
Godalming South Milford Witley Parking Consultation
Godalming Traffic Report – 23 April 2013
Is Twenty Plenty
Psychological Traffic Calming – TRL 2005
Public Reports – 21 March 2014 – Waverley Local Committee
Road Safety Outside Schools Policy – July 2014
SCC – Waverley – Road Safety Policy Update
SCC – WBC Transport Assessment to 2026 – Apr 2010
SCC Cycling Strategy Publication – Version March 2014
SCC Traffic Calming Good Practice Guide
Tech Note – Transport Assessment – Measures for Growth – March 2012
Waverley Borough Cycling Plan SPD
WBC Cycling Plan – Annex 3

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