Guildford Borough Council's Local Plan balances the needs of residents, businesses and visitors with protecting the borough's most important countryside, landscapes and heritage. It addresses housing, employment, retail and leisure requirements, supported by suitable infrastructure including education, healthcare and transport. The Local Plan will be in place until 2034.
The Local Plan strategy sets out the vision for the borough and the approach to development up to 2034. The plan plays an important role in shaping Guildford's future - how our towns and villages develop, protecting and enhancing our natural environment, developing our local economy, improving leisure and visitor facilities, and supporting more sustainable forms of travel.