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Call for Sites

Elmbridge Borough Council is reviewing its Local Plan Evidence Base including the updating of its Land Availability Assessment. To assist in this process the Council is carrying out a 'call for sites' exercise to identify sites within the Borough that may have potential for development over the proposed plan period up to 2033.

The progress of the plans being prepared can be found within our |Local Development Scheme and via our |Progress Update page.

What is the purpose of the call for sites?

The purpose of the call for sites is to provide an opportunity for anyone to submit a site to us for consideration for allocation and future development as part of the preparation of the Elmbridge Local Plan.

This will help to ensure that there is sufficient land available across the Borough and within our local areas to meet our development needs. Where appropriate this includes allocating land for housing, retail, commercial and community development, infrastructure, and pitches for Gypsies and Travellers.

How do I submit a site for consideration?

If you are aware of any site(s) that may have development potential over the next 15 years please let us know by completing and submitting the relevant proforma:

Please note that at this stage lengthy and detailed supporting statements are not required. Supporting information should be limited to that requested on the proforma.

Completed proformas should be returned with a 1:1250 scale site plan and received by the Planning Policy Team by Friday 5 February 2016. Information received after that time will not be included in the Land Availability Assessment, but will be retained by the Council for future plan production.

Proformas can be submitted by post to the Planning Policy Team, Elmbridge Borough Council, Civic Centre, High Street, Esher, Surrey, KT10 9SD or sent electronically to |Planning Policy.

What type of sites are we looking for?

In terms of sites for new housing development we would be interested in hearing from any developers, agents and landowners with site(s), capable of providing 5+ net dwellings, which have not already put the forward to us for possible allocation.

We have not set criteria for any other proposed land-uses e.g. sites for education provision. All other development proposals will initially be considered.

What if I have already submitted a site for consideration?

Prior to the issue of this letter, the Council has undertaken a continuous 'Call for Sites' exercise. If you are a landowner or agent who has previously submitted a site and there has been no change of circumstances and you wish it to remain before the Council for consideration, you need take no further action.

If you are unsure to whether a site has been previously put forward, please contact the Planning Policy Team who will be able to advise accordingly.

Next Steps

Each site will be assessed as to its development potential using our assessment methodology and used to inform the update of the Land Availability Assessment.

Please note that the submission of a site through the Call for Site process only places the site before the Council for consideration as a potential site for future allocation. It does not guarantee its allocation, nor does it prejudice any decision the Council may wish to take should an application for any site be forthcoming.

All sites submitted will be made publicly available upon the publication of the Land Availability Assessment or the related Local Plan evidence base document or draft plan. Sites cannot be submitted confidentially.





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