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.



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.
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.