The Neighbourhood Plan – The Next Step

The Steering Group are thrilled to announce that the Neighbourhood Plan is coming before the full town council at 7pm next Monday, 30th November, on the next step of its journey to becoming legislation. It will hopefully be approved by Councillors, who will then officially submit it to Waverley Borough Council. WBC will open up the Plan for wider public comment, before putting it forward for Planning Inspector review and bringing it to referendum.
As we’re sure you can imagine, this is an important moment for us. Whilst the Plan was handed over to HTC leadership in May last year, there has been much hard work since, working with the HTC Working Party to bring the Plan through its statutory consultation and to action amendments in response to feedback.
We will be watching the meeting with bated breath and hope other interested members of the public will join us online to witness this historic moment. The meeting agenda, together with details of how to join is available here: and the amended Plan submitted for approval is available here:
Particular mention must be made of Haslemere Vision’s Biodiversity team who have worked tirelessly to strengthen the Environmental policies in response to residents’ concerns – helped enormously by the engagement of dedicated and professional ecologists. The funding to make this happen was supplied by the Haslemere Society, Haslemere Town Council, the Lob’s Charity and CPRE Surrey, for whose support we are incredibly grateful.
Once the Neighbourhood Plan process settles down a bit, we will write with an update on all the initiatives and projects that the Vision team have been pursuing with our remaining vigour! In the meanwhile, we look forward to seeing some of you online on Monday 30th.