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 All saved Borough Plan policies not replaced are withdrawn on adoption of the Runnymede 2030 Local Plan.
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 view below along with the main modifications and Runnymede's additional minor non-material modifications.
Evidence base documents
The Runnymede 2030 Local Plan was underpinned by a range of evidence base documents. A number of the key supporting documents can be found on our evidenced base documents page.
It should be noted however that in January 2021 the Council commenced a review of its Local Plan and over the course of 2021-2023 will be updating elements of the evidence base which will supersede earlier versions. If you wish to view a historic evidence base document which you cannot find on the website, please contact email@example.com
Supplementary Planning Documents
Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs) are being produced by the Council to support the implementation of the Runnymede 2030 Local Plan. For further details of the SPD and other guidance being relied upon by the Council for decision taking purposes on planning applications please visit