Latest news about the Local Plan

Just over a week to go before start of the Local Plan: Garden Villages Consultation

There is just over a week to go before the start of the Local Plan: Garden Villages Consultation which will run from Monday 14 August to 5pm on Monday 9 October. This consultation is an opportunity for residents to have their say on the location of a garden village development which forms part of the preferred strategy the Council is pursuing in preparing the Local Plan.

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Chaldon location no longer being considered for Local Plan: Garden Villages Consultation

The Council will no longer be considering one of the locations put forward for a garden village development. Recent evidence on the location at Chaldon, which encompassed land at Alderstead and Tollsworth Farm, has now demonstrated this area has a number of issues which cannot be overcome and it will not be included in the Local Plan: Garden Villages Consultation which starts shortly.

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Dates agreed for Local Plan Garden Villages Consultation

The next stage of the Local Plan is about to get underway with a consultation about the potential locations being considered to create a modern and sustainable garden village development. The consultation will run for eight weeks from Monday 14 August to 5pm on Monday 9 October.

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Council releases early draft report on Objectively Assessed Housing Need

Following comments on social media, the Council has decided to release a draft of a report about the district’s objective assessment of housing need.

The report has not been published or made available until now because it was a draft report, prepared by planning consultancy Arc4 and included a housing need requirement which was significantly higher than the assessment of need the Council has since accepted and used in its Local Plan preparation. 

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Have your say about the five locations put forward for new garden village 

Next week’s Planning Policy Committee will consider approving a consultation on the five potential locations being considered for a garden village development, as part of the Local Plan making process. If approved, the Local Plan: Garden Village Consultation will take place for six weeks in August/September 2017. 

The five locations are: 

•    Blindley Heath
•    Chaldon Land at Alderstead and Tollsworth Farm 
•    Edenbridge, Land west of Edenbridge
•    Redhill Aerodrome
•    South Godstone

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