Committee to consider whether to approve the submission of the Local Plan

Next week’s Planning Policy Committee will consider whether to approve the final version of the Local Plan so it can be submitted to the government for inspection. The Council has also published its Regulation 22 Statement of Consultation and all the responses it received during the Draft Local Plan Consultation, known as a Regulation 19 consultation, are now available to view. Visit

Wrap up your Christmas security

Shoppers are being asked to put security at the top of their must have lists this Christmas.

While there is no known increased threat to busy town and city centres, people flocking to stock up on Christmas gifts will see police working alongside security personnel to encourage everyone to remain vigilant and report anything suspicious.

Open day for first time buyers

Are you a first time buyer who may not be able to afford to buy a property outright, an existing shared owner, or a home owner who cannot afford their current home?

On Saturday 1 December, from 9.30am to 1pm, there is an Open Day event at Mandrel House, Godstone Road in Whyteleafe, which is a new Shared Ownership development of one and two bedroom flats.