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Call for Sites

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 |Settlement Investment and Development Plans.

Covering the eight settlements in Elmbridge, these Plans are being prepared 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 form:

This form 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) in the following areas, capable of providing 5+ net dwellings, which have not already put the forward to us for possible allocation:

  • Sites within the eight settlement areas of Claygate; Cobham including Oxshott, Stoke D'Abernon and Downside; East & West Molesey; Esher; Hersham; The Dittons including Hinchley Wood and Weston Green; Walton on Thames; and Weybridge.
  • Previously developed sites within the Green Belt.

We will not consider sites outside of these areas as they would not fit with the strategic approach to the location of new development in the |Core Strategy.

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.

Next Steps

Each site will be assessed as to its development potential using our assessment methodology. Those sites suitable for future development will feature in the next version of the ID Plans as proposed allocations. In the event that we consider that there may be merit in allocating a site for future development we will contact you beforehand if necessary.

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