Draft Local Plan Consultation starts today
The Draft Local Plan Consultation starts today Monday 30 July at 9am and runs until 5pm on Monday 10 September. This consultation is an opportunity for residents to have their say about the legal compliance and soundness of the draft Local Plan, which will deliver:
• A new Garden Community of around 4,000 homes in South Godstone.
• Thousands of new jobs for the district.
• New health care facilities, plus upgrades to existing health centres.
• Two new primary schools and a new secondary school, plus improvements to many existing schools.
• Road and rail improvements.
• New play areas and improvements to existing play areas.
• Measures to alleviate flood risk.
A fact sheet containing information about the plan’s contents in relation to each area is being delivered to every household in the district. The content includes sites for new homes, employment and infrastructure improvements. The information contained in the leaflet can be found on the website at www.tandridge.gov.uk/localplan.
The Draft Local Plan document is also available on the website, along with a Get the Facts leaflet and information about how to take part in the consultation. Hard copies of all the documents are available to view in libraries and at the Council Offices in Oxted.
Anyone can make comments by:
Visiting the consultation portal at http://consult.tandridge.gov.uk/portal.
Writing to Tandridge District Council, 8 Station Road East, Oxted RH8 0BT.
Councillor Keith Jecks, Chair of the Planning Policy Committee, said: “This is the last opportunity for residents and other stakeholders to have their say about the plan before comments are analysed and it is presented to a government appointed planning inspector. Unlike earlier consultations which considered alternative options, Regulation 19 is solely concerned with the legal compliance and soundness of the draft plan. This is a long and complex planning process and I appreciate it can be difficult to understand. All comments received will be made available to the inspector, so please do take part.
“In preparing this plan we have had to make some difficult decisions. We have had challenging and robust debates at recent committee meetings. But standing still and keeping things as they are is not an option. We believe we have put together a plan which will keep this district vibrant, thriving and sustainable for the next generation.”