Revised Draft Local Plan Delayed

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In July 2020, MVDC were acknowledging more time than had been previously thought would be needed to consider their Local Plan in greater depth. A significant level of public responses to the Regulation 18 (public consultation) version of the Draft Local Plan had been received between 3 February and 23 March 2020.

In March 2021, completion of a Regulation 19 (submission) version of the Local Plan was being reported in the Future Mole Valley: March 2021 newsletter as being anticipated to be published in June, prior to submission to the Planning Inspectorate before the end of this year.

The latest Local Plan Update provided in the Future Mole Valley: June 2021 newsletter opens with ...

There is little to update you on at present as Mole Valley District Council (MVDC) is in the final stages of preparing the draft Local Plan that it intends to submit for examination.

The update includes the declaration that publication of the Regulation 19 (submission) version of the Draft Local Plan is now scheduled for the 15th September 2021.

The Future Mole Valley: June 2021 newsletter continues ...

MVDC first has to agree that it will publish the draft Local Plan for a period to gather comments on whether the Plan meets the legal requirements and then whether it has been positively prepared, is justified, is effective, and consistent with national policy. The draft Plan will be published for a minimum of six weeks and MVDC currently intends to make the decision to publish on the 15 September. This is to avoid the August summer period.

When the publication period is over MVDC will send all of the comments made to the Planning Inspectorate along with the Plan. MVDC will make the final decision to submit the Plan to the Inspectorate for examination on the 3 February 2022.

The FRA remains hopeful that the Fetcham Springs site in particular has been removed from the Plan, but we will all have to wait until mid September to find out.

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