Neighbourhood Plan

MAY 2021

Puttenham Neighbourhood Plan Referendum 6th May 2021 Result

The Parish Council are pleased to announce that the Puttenham Neighbourhood Plan has been adopted following voting in the Referendum which took place on 6th May 2021.

The votes cast were as follows:-

Number cast in favour of YES       177

Number cast for NO                       24

Electorate: 458          Ballot Papers Issued: 202     Turnout: 44.10%

Puttenham Neighbourhood Plan is for the benefit of all Puttenham residents and will stay in place until 2033. It will also form part of the overall Guildford Borough Council Development Plan. 

APRIL 2021


Leaflets are being posted through the doors of houses in Puttenham from 13th April to remind Parishioners to please vote in the Referendum on Thursday 6th May on the new Puttenham Neighbourhood Plan. Further details of the Plan are set out below.

MARCH 2021


GBC have sent an ‘Information Statement’ for the Puttenham Neighbourhood Plan referendum which is available to view here;

GBC – Puttenham Referendum Information Statement:

GBC have announced that following approval of the plan with some small amendments by the Examiner that the final stage of approval will be the Parish Referendum and this will be held at the same time as the Local Elections on Thursday May 6th 2021. All Parishioners that are eligble to vote will be sent a notification by GBC.

In order to view the final plan, and all supporting documentation, please follow the link to the GBC Website which is the official notification of the the Referendum.

If you only wish to view the final Referendum version of the Puttenham Neighbourhood Plan please click on this link:

Puttenham Neighbourhood Plan – Referendum Version

JULY 2020

We have been appointed Andrew Mead as the Examiner for the Plan. He has plenty of experience considering the types of issues likely to arise in the examination of the Puttenham Neighbourhood Plan, namely Green Belt related.  We are currently waiting for the contract to be finalised with IPe. so he can begin the examination stage, but I am sure this will begin soon.

The process that the Plan follows will be Consultation > Examination > Referendum > Adoption’. In normal circumstances, the process flows quite swiftly from one stage to the next. However, the Government have suspended all Referenda and local elections until May 2021 due to Covid19. So, the referendum will now not be before May 2021 regardless of how quickly we move through the examination. We have been in discussion with our elections service and they are attempting to schedule the Neighbourhood referendum for as soon after May 2021 as possible, so I would expect the referendum to be in May/June 2021 at this stage

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Who Are We?

The plan is being written by volunteers from the village who have been co-opted by Puttenham Parish Council.  Each member has a specific area of responsibility.

The neighbourhood planning group’s role is to organise and deliver the range of activities needed to develop the neighbourhood plan including;

  • define the vision and objectives of the neighbourhood plan
  • define the scope of work needed to develop the neigbourhood plan
  • develop a project plan and communications plan for delivery of the neighbourhood plan
  • manage resources and budgets to deliver the neighbourhood plan. Apply for grant support as appropriate
  • resolve conflicting views across areas of interest
  • report on progress to Puttenham Parish Council
  • maintain communications and collaboration with Guildford Borough Council planners
  • identify external resources to assist and advise on the production of the neighbourhood plan.


Current members

Mr Mike Blundell Jones

Mr Pip Adlam

Mr David Binns

Mrs Verity Cassar

Mr Ian Creswell

Mrs Sally McIlroy

Mr Guy Thompson

Working groups have been formed on the following themes:

Residential Development and Land Use – David Binns and Ian Creswell

Traffic and Transport – Sally McIlroy

Community Facilities – Verity Cassar

Heritage and Townscape – Guy Thompson

The steering group meets on the first Wednesday of every other month.  Details are available from the parish clerk.

Consultation & Public Meetings

25th April 2019

Neighbourhood Plan Update 

Further to your kind feedback from the Neighbourhood Plan consultation meetings on 6th and 9th March we would like to confirm we are now addressing key points raised by you with Guildford Borough Council and other relevant bodies. We will update you with developments in due course.

Public Meetings

Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group Workshops

Wednesday 6th March Marwick Hall  5.00-8.00pm

Saturday 9th March Marwick Hall  2.00-6.00pm


Consultation with the community is a legal prerequisite for producing the neighbourhood plan.  We are keeping a log of it here.

Articles in Village News – March 2015, April 2015, June 2015, August 2015, December 2015, February 2016, April 2016, May 2016, June 2016, March 2017, April 2017, May 2017, June 2017, July 2017, December 2017, April 2018, June 2018, December 2018, Feb 2019, March 2019. 

Regulation 14 Consultation 1st March 2019 – 12th April 2019

Questionnaire sent to residents following workshop – June 2017

Public meetings – May 2016, May 2017, May 2018, March 2019

Flyer distribution – March 2016, April 2017, April 2018, Feb 2019

Period approaching local land owners – September 2016 and ongoing

Details of request for sites – Letter sent to residents November 2016

Formation of website – October 2015

Email account – Established in October 2015. Residents used after May 2016 meeting

Housing Survey

In April 2014 Puttenham Parish Council decided that a neighbourhood plan could bring advantages to the village.  The first step in September 2014 was an application to designate a neighbourhood area was made to Guildford Borough Council.  This was approved in December 2014.

In October 2014 a survey was delivered to all households and businesses in the Puttenham Parish area to be completed online or paper. Over 250 surveys were delivered and 36.25% responded.  The survey data was analysed by Surrey Community Action.

Following the survey, the residents who had expressed an interest to help were approached to become members of the steering group as the action to make a neighbourhood plan must be community led.

The results of the survey are available here 



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