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Planning policy and local plan

The Planning Policy Team is responsible for preparing the Council's planning policies and proposals to guide the future development of the Borough. If you would like to be kept up to date with occasional mail regarding local plan progress and to be contacted for consultation on the local plan, please enter your details via the sign-up form.

Planning Policy Consultation Sign-up Form

If you have any queries regarding the consultation database please contact Anna Murray by email at or by telephone on 01932 425274.

All information about current consultations can be viewed on the Runnymede 2035 Local Plan Consultation Page webpage.

  • Runnymede 2035 Local Plan (Emerging)

    The Local Plan will eventually replace the current 2001 Local Plan as the principal guide to future development in Runnymede up until 2035.

  • Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) (policy documents and guidance)

    Information about the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL).

  • Local Plan 2001 (Current)

    The Runnymede Local Plan was adopted in 2001 and sets out our policies for guiding and controlling the way that buildings and land are used and developed in Runnymede.

  • Conservation Areas and Listed Buildings (policy documents and guidance)

    We have seven designated areas of special architectural or historic interest that are protected with conservation area status.

  • Evidence Base Documents

    The following links provide information to evidence base documents related to Planning Policy.

  • Garden Village at Longcross

    Government backing has been given to pursuing a locally-led Garden Village at Longcross. Supported by the developer and by Surrey Heath Borough Council, Runnymede Borough Council has successfully secured recognition of the potential Garden Village at Longcross under this new national initiative.

  • Runnymede Self and Custom Build Register

    Information about the Runnymede Self and Custom Build Register including the eligibility criteria and application forms.

  • Runnymede Borough Council Brownfield Register

    The recently published Housing & Planning Act 2016 makes provision for local authorities to hold a register of land known as a Brownfield Register. The Brownfield Register will hold details of all development sites in the Borough which are considered to be previously developed and which have potential for housing development. This can include sites in either the urban or Green Belt areas which are previously developed or the part of a site which is previously developed.

  • Neighbourhood Planning

    Neighbourhood planning gives communities the opportunity to play a stronger role in planning for the neighbourhood where they live and work.

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