At its extraordinary meeting on Tuesday 14 January 2020, the Cabinet will consider a report recommending that a draft Local Plan be published for public consultation.
The draft Local Plan sets out how development in Mole Valley will be planned over the next 15 years and identifies locations for new homes and other development, whilst continuing to protect the countryside.
If the Cabinet agrees with the recommendation, the draft Local Plan will be considered by all Members at a Council meeting on 28 January. Should the draft Plan be approved for public consultation, it will take place from 3 February until 16 March 2020.
The draft Plan and supporting evidence documents will be available to view online at www.futuremolevalley.org and in hard copy at MVDC’s offices in Dorking and libraries in the district.
Councillor Margaret Cooksey, Cabinet Member for Planning, said: “The preparation of our Local Plan is one of the most important responsibilities we have as a Council. We want to ensure that the amount of development the government expects us to plan for in the district over the next fifteen years is in the best interests of residents and businesses alike. We can only achieve that by carrying out a comprehensive consultation and taking into account the responses we receive. Your views will form an integral part of the decision-making process to help shape the future of Mole Valley.”