Future Mole Valley – A new Local Plan for Mole Valley
Mole Valley District Council (MVDC) has started work on its next Local Plan, ‘Future Mole Valley‘. The Local Plan will set out plans for land use in Mole Valley between 2018 and 2033 and include targets for delivering new development as well as setting out those areas which will continue to be protected.
The MVDC’s Planning Policy team recently launched a ‘Greenfield Call for Sites’ as part of ongoing work towards producing the new Local Plan. If you own or have an interest in a site which you would like MVDC to consider for future development, please click here for further information. The call for sites is set to close on 5th February 2018.
The MVDC Planning Policy team is also seeking community engagement on the potential for modest extensions to rural villages as a means of supporting vibrant and successful rural communities. The team is scheduled to send a representative to Buckland on Monday 8th January 2018, starting at 7.30pm, prior to the Parish Council meeting. If you would like to participate you are (of course) welcome to attend. The Parish Council meeting will follow on from this short session.
Work completed to date
Between 1st July and 1st September 2017, MVDC held a public consultation to ask for your views on the strategic options for Future Mole Valley. The consultation considered two main themes: making the best use of brownfield land, and the potential release of greenfield land.
MVDC received a significant number of responses to the consultation which have now been analysed by the team. A Consultation Summary is available to view – to download a copy click here.
A report was presented to the MVDC Executive on 28th November 2017 and MVDC members agreed the following preferred strategic development options to guide the preparation of the new Local Plan:
Town centre redevelopment
Limited reallocation of commercial and retail land
Mixed use redevelopment
Targeted increases in suburban densities
Expansion of one or more rural village
Modest additions to rural villages