Tandridge District Council Press Release 4 August 17


Tandridge District Council Press Release 4.8.17

Just over a week to go before start of the Local Plan: Garden Villages Consultation

There is just over a week to go before the start of the Local Plan: Garden Villages Consultation which will run from Monday 14 August to 5pm on Monday 9 October. This consultation is an opportunity for residents to have their say on the location of a garden village development which forms part of the preferred strategy the Council is pursuing in preparing the Local Plan.

A garden village will deliver a number of key objectives:

  • Provide much needed homes for local people.
  • Protect the Green Belt by preventing a scattergun approach to development.
  • Enable the delivery of proper infrastructure to support homes in the district, including schools, health care facilities, a supermarket and investment in roads.
  • Prevent over development of built up areas.

The locations the Council is seeking views on are:

  • Blindley Heath
  • Edenbridge, Land west of Edenbridge
  • Redhill Aerodrome
  • South Godstone

A leaflet containing information about all the ways to have your say will be delivered to every home in the district. The information contained in the leaflet can also be found on the website at www.tandridge.gov.uk/localplan. The Garden Villages Consultation document will be available to view on the website by 14 August.

Residents are invited to come along to one of five public exhibition events where a lead member will give a welcome address at 4:30pm, 6pm and 7pm with opportunities to ask officers and members questions at any time during the events:

Venue Date Times
Nutfield Village Hall, Mid Street, South Nutfield, RH1 4JJ Tuesday 22 Aug 3.30pm to 8pm
Douglas Brunton Centre, 25 Chaldon Road, Caterham, CR3 5PG Wednesday 30 Aug 3.30pm to 8pm
South Godstone Sports and Community Association Hall, The Pavilion, Lagham Road, South Godstone, RH9 8HN Tuesday 5 Sept 3.30pm to 8pm
Lingfield Primary School, Vicarage Road, Lingfield, RH7 6HA Friday 8 Sept 3.30pm to 8pm
St John’s Church Hall, Eastbourne Road, Blindley Heath, RH7 6JR Thursday 14 Sept 3.30pm to 7.30pm

Alternatively, anyone can make comments by:

Councillor Peter Bond, Chairman of the Planning Policy Committee, said: “This is a once in a generation opportunity for us to create a community led development which will deliver infrastructure like schools, health care facilities and road improvements to benefit everyone in the area including existing residents. Please make sure you get involved and have your say on the potential community benefits and opportunities the development could offer. Your feedback will help shape the final version of our Local Plan and it’s important we make this decision together.”

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