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MVDC Local Plan examination process underway

Mole Valley District Council (MVDC) has announced it submitted the Mole Valley Local Plan to the Secretary of State for examination on Monday 14th February 2022.  

The Local Plan and supporting documents can be viewed on line at: Future Mole Valley – Mole Valley’s new Local Plan 

Alternatively, the Local Plan, the Sustainability Appraisal, the Changes to the Policies Map, the Regulation 18 Statement of Consultation and Summary of Representations, the Regulation 19 Statement of Consultation and Representations can be viewed in paper form in the following locations: 

Mole Valley District Council Offices  
Pippbrook, Dorking, RH4 1SJ 
Mon-Fri: 9.00-14.30   
Ashtead Library 
Woodfield Lane, Ashtead, KT21 2BQ 
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri: 10.00-13.00 and 14.00-17.00 
Sat: 9.30-17.00 
Beare Green Village Hall 
Merebank, Beare Green, RH5 4RD 
Mon: 14.00-14.30 
Bookham Library 
Townshott Close, Great Bookham, KT23 4DQ 
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri: 10.00-13.00 and 14.00-17.00.  
Sat: 9.30-17.00     
Dorking Library
St Martin’s Walk, Dorking, RH4 1UT 
Mon, Wed, Fri: 9.30-17.30  Tues, Thurs: 9.30-19.00
Sat: 9.30-17.00 
Leatherhead Library
The Mansion, Church Street, Leatherhead,  KT22 8DP 
Tues-Sat: 9.30-17.00 

MVDC has appointed Louise St John Howe as its Programme Officer. Louise will work on the Inspector’s behalf, organising and managing the administrative and procedural matters of the examination process. The Programme Officer is the point of contact for any queries concerning the examination, including any matters that anyone wishes to raise with the Inspector. The Programme Officer’s contact details are also available on the Future Mole Valley website

The Secretary of State has appointed a Planning Inspector to carry out an independent examination of the Plan. Details of the appointment are shown on the Future Mole Valley website together with updates on the progress of the examination and key documents as the independent examination proceeds. If the Inspector’s findings are satisfactory, MVDC proposes to formally adopt the plan.