Planning Advice and Guidance
Mole Valley District Council (MVDC) is able to provide advice and guidance to help you to determine if planning permission is required for a development or a change of use, whether you are a homeowner, a business or a farmer.
The council's website contains a number of links providing information and good practice documents. These include an overview of the planning process in England, along with planning guides for advertisers, businesses and farmers. If you are considering changes to your house, follow the link to 'Do I need Planning Permission?', where answers to common questions can be found.
The council's adopted Design Guidance for House Extensions and Shop Front Design Guide are also available as downloads on this page.
Surrey County Council is the Highways Authority for Mole Valley, and provides guidance on highway issues as part of the planning process.
Guidance on vehicle and cycle parking was published by Surrey County Council in January 2012. The document can be viewed using the link on the right hand side.
The County Council has commended this guidance to the District and Borough Councils in Surrey for use within local planning policy. It is intended to be flexible and is to be used as considered appropriate at District level.
In the fullness of time, MVDC may publish District-specific parking standards based on the Guidance, but adapted to local circumstances. In the interim, the 2012 Guidance will be the starting point for decisions about parking provision on development sites, and is more up to date than the provisions of Policy MOV5 (Parking Standards) of the Mole Valley Local Plan.
Developments will normally be expected to accord with the Guidance. The Planning Authority will consider exceptions based upon the circumstances on site, including highway conditions, availability of on-street parking, and the accessibility of alternative modes of transport. Prospective developers are therefore advised to seek pre-application advice about parking requirements on a specific site.
Refuse and Recycling Arrangements
Mole Valley District Council Environmental Services provide advice and guidance for developers to ensure that provisions for refuse and recycling services are made during the planning process. More information can be found in the document at the foot of this page.
For more information
If you are unable to find the answer to your question, or have any doubts about whether Planning Permission is required, MVDC offer a pre-application advice service. Details can be found via the 'Pre-Application Advice' link.
If you are unsure about whether you need to apply for planning permission, please contact MVDC before carrying out any work.
Call 01306 885001, or email email@example.com Please include a full postal address of the property and as much relevant information regarding your proposals as possible.
Land Ownership and Boundaries
Mole Valley District Council is unable to assist in boundary, rights of way, rights of access or land ownership issues.
In England and Wales, the Land Registry registers title to land, and record dealings (e.g. sales and mortgages) with registered land. The Land Registry contact details for the Mole Valley District are:
Land Registry Durham Office
Appointments/enquiries: 0844 892 1111
Tel: 0300 006 0010 (Enquiries cannot be taken on this number)
Fax: 0300 006 0030