Planning and development control

This page is dedicated to key planning applications for the Bourne such as buildings and masts. The Association checks all planning applications on a weekly basis. We respond where:

  • there is significant interest from local residents
  • plans would adversely affect the rurality of the Bourne
  • development would be out of proportion or sympathy with the area

All local planning applications are looked at weekly by a member of the committee. Any applications which form part of the above are discussed by the committee which meets monthly and discussed at length.  A letter of objection will then sent to the planning department if appropriate. If a planning application is submitted by a member of the committee they are asked to excuse themselves from the meeting and the application is looked at from a purely planning prospective and the appropriate action taken. 

We also keep an eye on developments to ensure they are carried out in line with their planning permission. If you have concerns about a current application or implementation of a development please let us know.


Farnham Neighbourhood Plan Referendum Result

7,848 people voted.99.5% said they wanted Waverley Borough Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan to help it decided planning applications in the neighbourhood. The NHP will now be officially adopted by Wverley Borough Council.

 Important: WA/2019/1926 Land West and Opposite Old Compton Lane, Outline Planning for 146 Dwellings, Suitable Alternative Natural Green Space (SANG) and Associated Works.

Many objections have been received and we await the decision of Waverley Planning Officers.


Waverley Borough Council: Planning

You can search for planning applications on the Waverley Borough Council website :


Highways & Traffic

We are in constant touch with Surrey County Council about the roads and possible improvements. In particular, we have been active in raising recommendations and objections to try to ensure developments at the crossroads (A287) fully address residents' views and concerns. We are also working closely with the Bourne Conservation Group to ensure that as well as road safety, the conservation potential of the crossroads is enhanced.


The  flowerbed  at the crossroads has been encompassed with a lovely stone wall.