Public Consultation - Community Governance Review

Published: 28 February 2022

Community Governance Review (CGR)

On 15th December West Horsley Parish Council (WHPC) wrote to Guildford Borough Council (GBC) to formally request that it conduct a community governance review to increase the number of parish councillors from nine to eleven. The main reasons given for this increase were:

  1. to reduce the workload that has grown considerably over the past 24 months, and which is expected to continue to increase;
  2. to address the substantial increase in population as a result of windfall and major housing developments underway in the village as a consequence of GBC's Local Plan;
  3. to seek to improve diversity on the Parish Council.
Click here to read WHPC's Proposal for Additional Parish Councillors   


GBC is now holding a six-week public consultation from Monday 28th February to Monday 11th April 2022.  Residents of West Horsley, local groups, charities and organisations are all encouraged to respond formally to the consultation. You can do this:


Representations must be received no later than 5pm on Monday 11th April 2022.


Click here for full details of the Community Governance Review

Click here to read the Terms of Reference for the CGR