Westcott Neighbourhood Development Plan

Westcott Village Forum has prepared a Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) for the village and surrounding area of Westcott.


The NDP was publicised between May and June 2017, and an independent examination held in July 2017. The examiner recommended a number of changes to the NDP. Westcott Village Forum accepted those changes in September 2017 and requested that Mole Valley District Council (MVDC) adopt the NDP.

On 10 October 2017, MVDC decided that the NDP, as revised, met the basic conditions of soundness and agreed to arrange a referendum. The referendum was held within the Westcott 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 Westcott to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?", 91% of those voting voted "yes". 

The NDP was duly "made" on 5 December 2017 by MVDC. It forms part of the Development Plan for Mole Valley and its policies will be used when considering planning applications submitted in the Westcott Neighbourhood Area.

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

  • Westcott Neighbourhood Development Plan
  • Westcott NDP Adoption Decision Statement
  • Westcott NDP Examiner's Report

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.

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.