Future Mole Valley
Mole Valley have reassessed future housing needs as part of developing a new Local Plan, which shows that there is a significant shortfall between demand and identified supply. The council has therefore been exploring options to bridge this gap and have published details of a consultation to take place until 1st September to obtain the views of all residents. Leaflets will be delivered to every household about this exercise and there will be a series of meetings held throughout the district, including one at Ashtead Peace Memorial Hall.
It is important that we all read and comment on these proposals, so look out for the leaflets, try and attend one of the meetings, but most of all complete the survey at Future Mole Valley. Mole Valley will use this feedback and the evidence that they have gathered to identify a preferred direction that will be published for comment next year.
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. Our plan now forms part of the Development Plan for Mole Valley and will be used when assessing future planning applications within Ashtead.
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.