Westcott Neighbourhood Development Plan

Westcott Neighbourhood Development Plan


Westcott Village Forum has prepared a Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) covering the district ward of Westcott, and has submitted it to Mole Valley District Council (MVDC).

The Plan was considered by MVDC's Executive Committee on 18 April 2017 and was considered to to have been prepared in accordance with the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 and other relevant legislation.

MVDC publicised the submitted Plan between 12 May and 25 June 2017. The consultation is now closed. A schedule and summary of responses is  available to view (see 'Downloads').

The NDP and supporting documents

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

  • Draft Westcott NDP
  • Consultation Statement
  • Basic Conditions Statement
  • Strategic Environmental Impact Assessment Screening Statement
  • Summary of responses to consultation
  • Schedule of all responses to consultation

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

  • MVDC offices at Pippbrook, Dorking

More information about how the NDP was prepared can be found on the Westcott Village Forum website.

What happens next

MVDC will now appoint a suitably qualified independent person to examine the NDP. The role of the examiner is to advise MVDC whether the NDP meets basic conditions of soundness such as complying with national polices and planning advice, being sustainable, being in general conformity with the Mole Valley Local Plan, and compatible with other legislation.

The examiner can recommend one of the following options: that the NDP is sound and should go forward to a referendum in the form that it has been submitted; that it requires modification before going forward to a referendum; or that it is unsound and should not proceed to a referendum.

If the NDP proceeds to a referendum, you will be asked: "Do you want Mole Valley District Council to use the Neighbourhood Development Plan for Westcott to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?" If over 50% of those who vote say "Yes" the NDP will be adopted by MVDC.

Contact us

If you require any further information, please contact the Planning Policy Team at MVDC by emailing planning.policy@molevalley.gov.uk or phoning 01306 879281.

Last Updated: 28/06/2017

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