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Land Use Planning

Guildford Town Centre Plan

We're developing a new land use plan for Guildford Town Centre. Help us shape the future of this important community and commercial hub. 

Envisioning Surrey Together

From neighbourhoods to city streets, parks to plazas, this is where our community lives. We work with the community to create vibrant and connected neighbourhoods where residents feel supported and engaged. Together we envision the future for each of the Surrey's distinct communities.

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Current Projects

Land use plans help to guide growth and plan for the future. Explore our ongoing land use plans and see how you can share your input:

Approved Land Use Plans

Approved land use plans are endorsed by Council to guide development across the City. Explore approved land use plans by community:

Land Use Planning Process

Planning in Surrey starts with the Official Community Plan (OCP) and the Sustainability Charter. These provide the policy framework for the growth of our Surrey. Land use plans provide more specific details and development considerations for growing areas of the City. 

We use a five step process to develop land use plans. There are ongoing community engagement opportunities for each stage. After council initiates a planning process, we take the following steps:

  1. Getting Started: conduct background studies and develop a vision and principles
  2. Exploring Options: explore early ideas and land use options
  3. Developing the Plan: identify preferred plan features and develop a draft land use map
  4. Refining the Plan: develop servicing and financing plans and fine-tune land uses
  5. Completing the Plan: finalize plan document and seek Council endorsement

After all five steps are complete and there is Council approval, the plan is implemented. See our Land Use Planning Process for more detail.

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Common Planning Terms Glossary

Get to know some of the common planning terms used in land use & development.

Surrey Official Community Plan

Learn about this document that guides decisions and strategies in the City of Surrey.