Future Mole Valley – Mole Valley’s new Local Plan

Coronavirus COVID-19 Update

This is to confirm that MVDC has not extended the Future Mole Valley public consultation; the deadline for responses was Monday 23 March.

There has already been a high level of face to face engagement over the last six weeks or more, including MVDC’s own drop-in events. These concluded before current social distancing and isolation guidelines were introduced. The documentation has also been available since early January and remains available online. 

We therefore asked that responses were submitted by the 23 March deadline as planned. If there are specific outstanding issues you or your group would like to discuss, our officers are continuing to work during normal office hours, and will be pleased to discuss them with you. We will of course be continuing to engage with communities through the next stages of the process.

What is Future Mole Valley?

Future Mole Valley is the name of our new Local Plan, a draft of which has been published for consultation purposes to give everyone with an interest in it the opportunity to comment. Within the Plan there are polices to influence the form of new development, whilst other policies are designed to support the local economy, protect the environment and ensure that infrastructure is put in place to support future development. In the second part of the plan sites are identified for a mixture of new development, especially for housing.

On this website you will be able to find out in detail what the plan contains and how you can comment on it.

The Policies Map

The Policies Map is a tool that displays all of the proposed spatial policies of the draft Local Plan. These are policies that affect a particular area or location. The Policies Map also highlights proposed changes to the Metropolitan Green Belt and existing village boundaries. You can view the Policies Map by clicking the button below:

Why is a Local Plan Vital for Mole Valley?

The Council has a legal duty to produce a Local Plan that looks ahead for at least 15 years.

Without an up-to-date Local Plan, development will come forward in an unplanned way and without an opportunity for local communities and elected representatives to influence the scale, location and nature of this future development. Once adopted, the new Local Plan will set out a vision for Mole Valley and lay out detailed policies against which to assess development proposals seeking planning permission.

Getting involved