Westcott Neighbourhood Development Plan

Consultation and Examination 

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.


An independent examiner, Mr Andrew Ashcroft, was appointed to examine the submitted Westcott NDP.

The examiner's report is available to view (see 'Downloads').

What happens next

The examiner has recommended that, subject to a number of modifications as set out in his report, the Westcott NDP meets all the necessary legal requirements and should proceed to referendum.

The Westcott Village Forum will need to consider the recommended modifications and advise MVDC whether it wishes to proceed with making the Plan.

If Westcott Village Forum does wish to continue with the NDP as recommended to be modified, then MVDC will consider that request at its next Council meeting on 10 October 2017, with a view to arranging a referendum.  The referendum will ask residents in the neighbourhood area (District ward of Westcott): "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 email: planning.policy@molevalley.gov.uk or telephone: 01306 879281.

Last Updated: 07/08/2017

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