You Voted YES on 4th May!
Thank you to all of you who took the time to vote on our Neighbourhood Development Plan. You voted for the plan with a majority of 92% with 4,308 votes for and 393 votes against. The poll turnout was 42.6% compared to the 45% who voted in the SCC elections. A great result and a big thank you to all of the people who have contributed to the plan.
The final step will be for Mole Valley District Council to ratify the result and incorporate it into their Local Plan. This will require a full council meeting sometime in the next eight weeks.
Our Plan is based on the current Mole Valley Core Strategy, with its attendant housing targets and existing Green Belt boundaries that safeguard the countryside around Ashtead from development. Mole Valley are in the process of reassessing future housing needs and developing a new Local Plan, which should be published in late 2017. At this point, we do not expect that the creation of this new Local Plan will alter our views on the policies that we have proposed in our NDP.
Ashtead Community Vision (ACV) was set up to make sure that Ashtead’s residents, businesses and organisations have a chance to shape the future development of building and housing in our village by producing a Neighbourhood Development Plan.
The Plan sets out a policy framework for any future development, covering infrastructure and transport needs, style and size of housing and the protection of the Green Belt and our historical heritage.