Tandridge District Council – Press Release 1 Nov 16

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Tandridge District Council Press Release 1.11.16

Committee agrees next Local Plan consultation

Last night’s Planning Policy Committee agreed the Local Plan: Sites Consultation, which will give residents an opportunity to comment on sites being assessed as part of the creation of a new Local Plan. The Sites Consultation will last for eight weeks, starting on Friday 4 November and finishing on Friday 30 December.

Each site has been through a landscape, ecology and other assessments to look at whether it could be developed or not.

As a result sites have been identified which:

  • Could be realistically developed.
  • Cannot be recommended for development
  • Need more investigation before a decision can be made either way.

The Sites Consultation will include evidence which can be used to protect the Green Belt in the long term. It will:

  • Not allocate any land for development.
  • Not change the boundary of the Green Belt.

Drop in sessions

As part of the consultation drop in sessions are being held where planning staff will be available to talk about the consultation.

Tuesday 15 November South Godstone Sports and Community Association, Lagham Road, South Godstone RH9 8HN 2pm-7.30pm
Wednesday 16 November St John’s Church Hall, Eastbourne Road, Blindley Heath RH7 6JR 2pm -7.30pm

 

Thursday 17 November Lingfield & Dormansland Community Centre, High Street, Lingfield RH7 6AB 2pm -7.30pm
Monday 21 November Council Offices, Station Road East, Oxted RH8 0BT 2pm -7.30pm
Tuesday 22 November Soper Hall, Harestone Valley Road, Caterham CR3 6HY 2pm-7.30pm
Wednesday 23 November Centenary Hall (Outwood Room), Wheelers Lane, Smallfield RH6 9PT 2pm -7.30pm
Tuesday 29 November Warlingham Church Hall, 339 Limpsfield Road, Warlingham CR6 9HA 2pm -7.30pm
Wednesday 30 November Bletchingley Community Centre, 78 & 78A High Street RH 4PA 2pm -7.30pm

 

The Sites Consultation documents can be viewed on www.tandridge.gov.uk/localplan. Anyone can make comments by:

Piers Mason, Chief Planning Officer, said: “This is another step in a long and complex process, set out by the government, to draw up a Local Plan which will shape the development of the area until 2033. We know residents are concerned about sites submitted to the plan and this important consultation will enable them to give us their views on individual sites. My team is very aware of the concerns about infrastructure and as the process progresses and there becomes more certainty about particular sites, detailed infrastructure planning can be undertaken. Sites can still be ruled out if infrastructure cannot be provided. Please take this opportunity to tell us what you think about the sites in the consultation. We want you to help shape and influence the place you live, work or visit.”

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