Following approval by the Executive committee, Mole Valley District Council published our NDP on their website (www.molevalley.gov.uk/localplans) as part of their district-wide consultation on its content. That consultation finished on 5th August and a summary of responses are shown, both HERE and on the Mole Valley site.
All comments received will be reviewed by the Mole Valley Planning team before the Plan is passed to an independent Examiner for review. The outcome of this independent review is expected by the end of the year. If the independent examiner is satisfied that we have followed the correct procedure and taken into account local views, the council will arrange for the final step – a referendum of Ashtead residents to adopt the Plan as an addition to council planning policy. This should occur no later than the local council elections in 2017.
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.
During January and February 2016 we conducted a local consultation on the Ashtead Neighbourhood Development Plan and we have reviewed every single comment one of the two-hundred plus comments received. As a result, we made some small changes to the document, which was submitted to Mole Valley District Council on 18th April. At the Executive meeting held on 21st June, it was agreed that our plan should proceed to the next stages, described above.