On 16 July 2020, the Council adopted the Runnymede 2030 Local Plan. The papers considered at the Full Council meeting can be viewed here. More information about the newly adopted Local Plan can be found below.
The Council has made temporary amendments to its Statement of Community Involvement following the issue of Government Guidance on 13 May 2020 which encouraged Local Authorities to undertake an immediate review where any of the policies in the Statement of Community Involvement cannot be complied with due to current guidance to help combat the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). The amended document can be viewed on this webpage: Statement of Community Involvement. The amended measures within the Statement of Community Involvement come into force on 29 May 2020.
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NEW Runnymede 2030 Local Plan
The Runnymede 2030 Local Plan sets out the key planning policies which determine the location, scale and timing of new development in the Borough in the period up to 2030, including the spatial development strategy, allocations for housing, employment and retail development and protection of the environment. The Local Plan also contains a suite of planning policies against which planning applications in the Borough will be determined.
The Council adopted the 2030 Local Plan on the 16 July 2020 and now forms part of the Development Plan for the Borough. The policies within the Runnymede 2030 Local Plan replace all of the remaining saved policies from the Runnymede Local Plan 2001 (second alteration). All saved Borough Plan policies not replaced are withdrawn on adoption of the Runnymede 2030 Local Plan.
Details of where the Runnymede 2030 Local Plan is available for inspection and the places and times at which the document can be inspected are set out in the Statement of Inspection Procedure below:
All of the SA/SEA reports, appendices and non-technical summaries up to and including the submission of the 2030 Local Plan are available to view on the 2030 Submission Local Plan page. All SA/SEA Reports, appendices and non-technical summaries undertaken post submission are available to view on the Examination page.
The 2030 Local Plan policies map and other information for Runnymede can be viewed on Maps.
The policies in the Runnymede 2030 Local Plan, any made Neighbourhood Plans alongside policy NRM6 of the South East Plan (which is concerned with development near the Thames Basin Heaths Special Protection Area), and the policies in the Plan produced by Surrey County Council (which relate to waste and minerals) form the development plan for Runnymede.
The Council submitted the 2030 Local Plan to the Secretary of State in July 2018. An independent Inspector considered the soundness of the 2030 Local Plan at a series of hearings over the period November 2018 to November 2019. The Inspectors Report was received on 28 May 2020 and subject to Main Modifications found the 2030 Local Plan to be sound. The full Inspectors Report can be seen on the Examination page along with the main modifications and Runnymede's additional minor non-material modifications.
Documents and evidence relevant to the production of 2030 Local Plan can be found on the 2030 Submission Local Plan page.