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Capel Neighbourhood Development Plan

(Parish) Wards of Beare Green, Capel and Coldharbour Draft Neighbourhood Development Plan.

Capel Parish Council has prepared a Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) covering the three parish wards of Beare Green, Capel and Coldharbour. The NDP contains policies and land allocations about housing, employment and environmental issues.

The NDP was "made" on 5 December 2017 by Mole Valley District Council (MVDC). It forms part of the Development Plan for Mole Valley and its policies will be used when considering planning applications submitted in the Beare Green, Capel and Coldharbour Neighbourhood Area.


The Parish Council submitted the NDP to MVDC in December 2016. The NDP was published for consultation between March and April 2017 and was independently examined between May and June 2017, including a public hearing on the 15 June 2017. The examiner's report, published in June 2017, recommended a number of changes. Capel Parish Council accepted the recommendations in July 2017 and requested MVDC to consider the revised NDP for adoption. On 10 October 2017 MVDC decided that the Capel NDP, as revised in accordance with the examiner's recommendations, met the basic conditions of soundness and agreed to arrange a referendum on the plan.

A referendum on the Capel NDP was held within the Capel, Beare Green and Coldharbour Neighbourhood Area on 23 November 2017. In response to the question "Do you want Mole Valley District Council to use the neighbourhood development plan for the Parish of Capel (parish wards of Beare Green, Capel and Coldharbour) to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?", 76% of those voting voted "yes".

The Capel NDP was duly 'made' by MVDC on 5 December 2017.  From this date it forms part of the Development Plan used to make decisions on planning applications.

The NDP and supporting documents

The following documents are available to view (see 'Downloads'):

  • Capel (parish wards of Beare Green, Capel and Coldharbour) Neighbourhood Development Plan
  • Capel NDP Decision Statement
  • Capel NDP Examiner's Report

Copies of the NDP and supporting documents are also available for inspection at:

  • MVDC offices at Pippbrook, Dorking
  • Capel Parish Council Office at The Street, Capel

More information about how the NDP was prepared can be found on the Capel NDP website.

Contact us

If you require any further information, please contact the Planning Policy Team at MVDC by emailing or phoning 01306 879281.

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