The Role of the Parish Council  

West Horsley Parish Council is a statutory consultee on all planning applications within West Horsley received from Guildford Borough Council (GBC). We also submit comments to applications received from Surrey County Council (SCC).

Planning applications are discussed at the monthly Planning Committee meetings, when the Committee decides whether to submit formal comments, or objections to the planning applications to Guildford Borough Council (GBC) or Surrey County Council (SCC). The Committee reviews all planning applications in detail on behalf of the Parish Council and reports its recommendations to the Parish Council at its monthly meetings. The decisions made regarding planning applications are recorded in the minutes of the Planning Committee monthly meetings.

The aim of the Planning Committee is to safeguard the Village on behalf of residents in line with the approved West Horsley Neighbourhood Plan. We also consider applications close to our borders where there may be an impact on our village.

The Parish Council has also been heavily involved in responding to the local plan consultations over recent years. More information about this can be found on the Local Plan page of this website and also on Guildford Borough Council's website.


Search for a Planning Application

You can view all current planning applications on Guildford Borough Council's website at

Simple Search (

Enter a keyword, reference number, postcode of single line of an address to find a specific application. If the Parish Council has commented or objected to a application, you will be able to find its responses by clicking on the tab 'consultee consulted'.


You can also use GBC's interactive Planning Information Map.

Planning Information Map - Guildford Borough Council


Planning News Updates 

Letter of Complaint Written to MP Sir Paul Beresford (24.06.21)

Jointly with East Horsley Parish Council, we decided to contact Sir Paul as our local MP to see first hand the effect the Local Plan & our removal from the Green Belt is having on our Villages and to experience the devastating impact lorries & trucks are having on our lanes, roads, verges and daily living. We await his response & will inform residents of the outcome as soon as we can.

Wisley Airfield development 

Owners Taylor Wimpey have run two public community engagement sessions which were held on Thursday 16th and Saturday 18th July, 2020. If you missed these, they are available to view on the following link:

Their response to the two sessions is presented in a Q&A document and you can register to receive further updates. All maps and documents are also available to view.

If you have any questions please contact Taylor Wimpey directly on [email protected] or 07713940724.

Taylor Wimpey are currently establishing a local Community Liaison Group which will include a West Horsley Parish Council representative. The group will meet monthly and we will provide regular updates on our Parish Council website. 

Additionally, WHPC had a virtual meeting recently with representatives from Taylor Wimpey - please see here for the notes of the meeting.