Green Belt Boundary Review Update 10.06.13
On Tuesday 25 June, Mole Valley District Council's Executive will consider a report outlining the next steps in the Council's review of the Green Belt boundaries in the District.
The Green Belt Boundary Review is a key stage in the preparation of the Land Allocations Plan. This plan is intended to identify sufficient sites to meet the housing and other development requirements of the District..
Earlier this year residents were invited to comment on the review and 145 responses have been received by the council. These comments have been summarised in the paper being discussed on 25 June and will be used as part of the rigorous process of finalising the review and assessing sites for their development potential.
Once all the site assessments have been completed a period of consultation will begin, starting with informal meetings with representatives of the local communities. Their views will help to inform the preparation of a draft Land Allocations Plan which will be published towards the end of the year. This will be followed by a period of extensive public consultation.
Councillor John Northcott, Portfolio Holder for Planning said: "Mole Valley District Council must balance its need to provide the required levels of housing and other development while safeguarding the Green Belt. I consider widespread consultation as being a crucial part of this process."