In preparing its Local Plan, the Council is required by law (Section 33A of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act) to engage constructively, actively and on an ongoing basis, with other potentially affected councils and public bodies, on strategic and cross border planning matters. This is known as the Duty to Cooperate.
We have adopted a Duty to Cooperate Framework Scoping Statement which sets out the matters we will need to discuss with other local councils and bodies. We consulted on this document before adopting it. The consultation responses have been taken into account in the adopted document.
‘Our Local Plan 2033’ is currently under active examination. The public hearing sessions finished in November 2019 and we have received the Inspector’s preliminary conclusions and advice. More information on the progress of Our Local Plan 2033 can be found on our Examination Matters and Documents page. Our Local Plan is being prepared taking account of extensive Duty to Cooperate consultation and liaison. Full details are recorded in documents in the Council’s Local Plan Examination Library Statutory Duty to Cooperate Section. We will continue to update this section to record our most up to date engagement with affected councils and public bodies.
Surrey County joint planning initiatives
Surrey local authorities have agreed to work together on countywide strategic planning issues. This work addresses long term housing and economic growth plans. Growth ‘opportunity’ locations and related infrastructure needs are under consideration.
Cross County boundary joint planning initiatives
‘Gatwick Diamond’ local authorities and the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) also participate in Cross County boundary joint working, with a special focus on the influence of Gatwick Airport and the M23 Corridor. The issues are addressed in the Gatwick Diamond Local Strategic Statement (LSS).
The London Plan, prepared by the Greater London Authority (GLA), is an important part of the strategic context for Tandridge’s Local Plan and Duty to Cooperate work.
Tandridge works with Surrey County Council and the other Surrey local planning authorities to engage in informal liaison between the councils around London and the GLA.
More information on the current London Plan and the process to keep it up to date can be found on the Greater London Authority website.