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Residents Of Burpham Get Chance To Have Their Say On Neighbourhood Plan

Published on: 13 Jan, 2016
Updated on: 13 Jan, 2016

Eligible voters within Guildford’s Burpham ward can have their say about the Burpham Neighbourhood Plan in a referendum on Thursday, February 18.

Shop parade in London Road, Burpham.

Shop parade in London Road, Burpham.

The referendum will ask for a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer to the following question:

Do you want Guildford Borough Council to use the neighbourhood plan for Burpham to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?

Guildford Borough Council will send referendum polling information to residents living in the Burpham Neighbourhood Area (Burpham ward) who are registered and eligible to vote in council elections.

To find more information about the plan and the referendum click here.  

xxxx Church, Burpham.

Stv Luke’s Church, Burpham.

To have your say, make sure you are registered to vote. Find out more information at 

Neighbourhood plans allow local people to produce planning policies for their local area.

The Burpham Neighbourhood Plan, the first in Guildford, was examined in July and August 2015.

An independent examiner recommended modifying the plan and sending it to a referendum.

Guildford Borough Council agreed at its meeting on October 7 to accept the independent examiner’s recommendations and progress the plan to a referendum with amendments. This is the final stage in the process before the plan can be adopted.

If the neighbourhood plan is adopted it will become part of the Development Plan for the borough. It would then be used to help determine planning applications within the Burpham Neighbourhood Area along with the council’s current Local Plan and other considerations.

Find out more about neighbourhood planning at 

If you want to know more about the proposal for a neighbourhood plan, contact the council’s planning policy team by email to or telephone 01483 444471.

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Responses to Residents Of Burpham Get Chance To Have Their Say On Neighbourhood Plan

  1. Jim Allen Reply

    January 13, 2016 at 9:15 am

    On the Royal Aircraft Establishment’s ex-apprentices website, on the Samuel Franklin Cody’s page (the first man to fly an aeroplane in the UK) it states: “Don’t tell me what I can’t do, an inspiration to all, in doing what they didn’t know they couldn’t do.”

    Without any money, without ‘specialist’ help, we were told we couldn’t do it. We were told we wouldn’t pass examination.

    21 local green spaces and the most in any neighbourhood plan in the country, adequate parking for all new development, no more cramming multiple homes into back gardens.

    Well we “Codyed” them all. Please vote yes and support the plan.

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