Godalming Town Council is pleased to announce that The Godalming & Farncombe Neighbourhood Plan has successfully passed examination and that Godalming’s electors will be able to have a greater say over the future of the area in which they live by voting ‘YES’ to the plan in a referendum to be held on Tuesday, 9 July 2019.
To enable uploading to this website, the Neighbourhood Plan has been split into two parts:
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 sound 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 principle 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.
A successful referendum will see a greater proportion (25%) of developers’ Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) contributions available for use by the town.
Waverley Borough Council will be running the referendum and will issue your polling cards nearer the referendum date. Please make sure you are registered to vote so that you can have your say.
The Basic Condition Statement, Consultation Statement and Annexes, Regulation 16 Consultation Notice and supporting documents, the Report of the Independent Examiner and the Neighbourhood Plan Decision Statement can all be viewed here.