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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.

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  • Runnymede 2030 Local Plan (Emerging)

    The Local Plan will set out the amount of development expected to come forward in the borough over the next 15 years and where this should be located.

  • 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-Build and Custom Housebuilding Register

    Information about the Runnymede Self-Build and Custom Housebuilding Register including the application form and advisory notes.

  • Runnymede Borough Council Brownfield Register

    The Housing & Planning Act 2016 and the Town & Country Planning (Brownfield Land Register) Regulations 2017 make provision for local authorities to hold a register of land known as a Brownfield Register. This holds details of all potential sites in the borough considered suitable for housing-led development and are previously developed, whether in urban or Green Belt areas.

  • 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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