Guildford EiP – Additional Hearing Sessions

Obsidian attended the additional hearing sessions for the Guildford EiP this week (12th and 13th February) as we continue to promote our site north of Farncombe.

The additional hearing sessions focussed on the publication of the 2016-based household projections and whether these should impact the Borough’s OAN and/or the housing requirement. The OAN was revised through the Main Modifications to the Submission Local Plan and Guildford Borough Council, based on the revised household projections, are now making the case that the housing requirement should be amended further. The Inspector’s conclusion on the impact of the revised household projection figures will have implications in respect of the Council’s housing requirement in the early part of the plan period and whether the allocated sites added at the Main Modifications stage are retained in the Plan.