Westcott Neighbourhood Development Plan

Westcott's residents and businesses are invited to have their final say on the draft Plan from 12 May to 25 June 2017, ahead of its independent 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 will now publicise the Plan and consult local people between 12 May and 25 June 2017.

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

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

  • MVDC offices at Pippbrook, Dorking
  • Holy Trinity Church, Logmore Lane, Westcott

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

How to make representations

Representations on the NDP should be made on a comments form (see 'Downloads'). Hard copies are available at Pippbrook, Dorking.

Completed forms should be emailed to planning.policy@molevalley.gov.uk or sent by post to MVDC, Pippbrook, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 1SJ.

The consultation will run for a period of six weeks between 12 May and 25 June 2017

Please note that all representations received will be made available for public inspection, and a copy will be forwarded to the independent examiner.

What happens next

Following the consultation, MVDC will 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.






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