The Lovelace Neighbourhood Plan (LNP) has been formally submitted by Ripley and Ockham Parish Councils for independent examination.  Guildford Borough Council are holding a 6-week Public Consultation which commenced on Monday, November 4th and ends at 2 noon, Monday, 16th December 2019.   This is the very final consultation  prior to an independent Examiner reviewing the LNP.  

Does the LNP reflect the views of the communities?  The Examiner needs to know.

It is important the community make their formal comments to the Examiner.    Visit and scroll down to beneath ‘the timeline’ to find the Online Comments Form.   All documentation relating to the plan are shown beneath the form and on the Ripley Parish Council website at

The remit of the LNP was to provide a positive vision of land use and housing development between 2019-2034 in the villages and rural areas of Lovelace, i.e. Ripley, Ockham and Wisley.   It covers housing, the physical environment, air quality, infrastructure  & facilities and business & employment.

The LNP followed guidance from the government planning regulations, the National Planning Policy Framework, included community responses from the numerous public consultations and looks to be in alignment with the Guildford Local Plan.  It acknowledges the neighbourhood is expected to provide a degree  of the Guildford Borough housing requirements and includes community views on the proportion of housing appropriate to the area and the type of housing needed.

It looks at the effects of current and proposed projects which will affect Lovelace, the M25/A3 Junction 10 improvements, the increase in Royal Horticultural Society  membership,  the potential sites in the Guildford Local Plan, i.e. the former Wisley airfield and Garlicks Arch, work at The Drift in East Horsley, the proposed Burnt Common A3 slip roads and expanded Burnt Common industrial area.

It considers the effects of large developments on European and UK designated environmentally sensitive areas, carbon emissions and decreased air quality from increased traffic, the local infrastructure, population increase and its effects on local facilities.

The Examiner needs to k now whether the LNP accurately reflects the views of the communities.

After examination, the Examiner will either make recommendations for amendments, or reject the Plan.  If accepted, subject to amendments, this will be followed by a Lovelace referendum for all to say whether they wish the LNP to be ‘adopted’.  If adopted, all planning applications must take the LNP into account.

See on this website for additional documents relating to the area which are not shown elsewhere.

Remember, the deadline for your comments is 12 noon, 16th December 2019 at