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Parish Plan

This is not a formal planning document. It follows on from a public consultation in 2016 and sets out the aspirations of the Parish Council for the Farnhams. Please see the link below for a copy of the Parish Plan.

Parish Plan 2018

Farnham Royal PC Meetings

The Parish Council discusses planning matters at its monthly meetings and if there is something that you would like to bring to the PC’s attention, the meetings are a good place to do this.

Pre-Planning Help and Advice

You can find out out more about planning issues at the Planning Portal.

Do you need permission?

For information about alterations that you can make to your property without planning permission, termed permitted development and general guidance from the Government – click here.

planning portal do you need permission
For information about the District Councils’ planning policies and planning guidance, click here.

Local Plan

The South Bucks District Local Plan was adopted on 22nd March 1999 as a statutory plan for the District.

Following a Direction from the Secretary of State, 75 policies in the South Bucks Local Plan are saved for continued use, and 45 policies are not saved and have therefore expired. In many cases policies have expired because they either largely repeat, or are inconsistent with, national or regional policy.

You can find out more about the SBDC Local Plan here.

South Bucks District Local Plan (adopted 1999)

Click here for the consolidated version of the Local Plan, showing all saved policies with expired polices struck through.

Local Development Framework

In accordance with new system introduced by the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act, and supplemented by government guidance the Council is preparing a Local Development Framework to replace the Local Plan for South Bucks.

A link to the SBDC local development framework is here

South Bucks District & County Council – useful links

There are many useful links on the South Bucks District Council website.

Neighbourhood Planning

The Parish Council have organised two public meetings in April and May 2018 to consider what can be done to best control future development in the Farnhams. Notes taken at the meetings are attached below

Meeting notes 17th April 2018

Meeting notes 22nd May 2018

Environment pages tell you about general planning and sustainability issues.

Bucks CC ‘Report a general highway issue’ Link
Click here to report a general highway issue, that is not a pothole, broken streetlight or problem with a public right of way.
They will ask you what the problem is and where it is roughly?

Current Applications

The SBDC website planning applications pages gives access to detail about all planning applications in the district.

The Parish Council is a statutory consultee on applications within its boundaries. If you wish to enquire as to the Parish Council’s response on any application please contact the Clerk.

Current planning applications in the parish

Reference NumberLocation
PL/18/4057/FARedwood, Cages Wood Drive, Farnham Common
PL/18/4126/FA 3 Woodland Glade, Farnham Common
PL/18/4234/TP 10 Badgers Wood, Farnham Common
PL/18/4371/FAGreen Hill Cottage, Collinswood Road, Farnham Common
PL/18/4362/FA The Gateway, Elm Close, Farnham Common
PL/18/4312/FAHigh Ridge, Beeches Road, Farnham Common
PL/18/4375/TP Brambles, Templewood Lane, Farnham Common
PL/18/4530/FA Altwen, Spring Lane, Farnham Royal
PL/18/4481/TP Land at The Centre Car Park, Victoria Road, Farnham Common

The way that SBDC handle the applications via the public access database means that we cannot at the moment offer a direct link to each of the applications.
So here is how to view them:

1. Copy the Planning Reference Number using the Copy command. (Ctrl+C) for the application that you wish to look at copy.
2. Click HERE to go to the SBDC search page
http://sbdc-pa.southbucks.gov.uk/online-applications/
3. Paste (Ctrl+V) the link into the box at the bottom (see image below)
4. Click Search

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