Local Plan consultation now open

Animated explanation of the new Elmbridge Local Plan 2019

The Elmbridge Local Plan consultation has opened (19 August 2019) and will be open until end of day on Monday 30 September. This is your opportunity to have your say on the next 15 years of development in Elmbridge.

All the documentation associated with the Local Plan including options, maps, online questionnaire and background information will be available through the following:

  • Elmbridge Borough Council planning policy webpages

  • Online questionnaire on the consultation portal

  • Elmbridge Borough Council Civic Centre reception, Esher High Street, KT10 9SD - print version to be read on site

  • Local libraries -  printed copy to read onsite (please refer to the Surrey County Council libraries webpage for opening times and addresses)

Consultation questionnaire

It is important that residents complete the Local Plan consultation questionnaire as part of their engagement with the consultation. This questionnaire consists of 8 questions and we anticipate it should take approximately 10 minutes to complete.

The consultation will also involve a series of six public meetings to discuss the options with residents and to hear the views of our residents. The meetings are as follows:

  • Tuesday 27 August from 7-9pm at the Civic Centre, Esher - area focus: Weybridge

  • Wednesday 28 August from 7-9pm at the Civic Centre, Esher - area focus: Walton-on-Thames and Hersham

  • Thursday 29 August from 7-9pm at the Civic Centre, Esher - area focus: Molesey

  • Monday 2 September from 7-9pm at the Civic Centre, Esher - area focus: Cobham, Oxshott and Stoke d’Abernon    

  • Tuesday 3 September from 7-9pm at the Civic Centre, Esher - area focus: The Dittons and Hinchley Wood

  • Thursday 5 September from 7-9pm at the Civic Centre, Esher - area focus: Esher and Claygate

These meetings will each have a different area focus. They will all take place the Civic Centre off the High Street in Esher and they will all be webcast, allowing residents to watch all the meetings from the comfort of their homes.

Residents should book to attend a meeting and we request that residents attend one meeting only in person, to allow as many as people as possible to take part in the consultation. The webcasts are available to all and there will be a webcast replay service.

The format of the public meetings will be as follows:

7pm – Presentation on the Local Plan options
On the panel:

  • Ray Lee, Strategic Director, Elmbridge Borough Council

  • Kim Tagliarini, Head of Planning Services, Elmbridge Borough Council,

  • Rachael Thorold, Local Plan Manager, Elmbridge Borough Council

7.30pm    Questions and answers session

Questions should be submitted in advance. Following registration, residents will be sent an email with the opportunity to submit a question for the panel.

Cllr Karen Randolph, Portfolio Holder for Planning Services would like to encourage residents to get involved in Elmbridge’s Local Plan consultation:“The Local Plan consultation is now open.  I would encourage all residents to read the documentation, attend a meeting if possible and to complete the survey.  We want to know the views of as many Elmbridge residents as possible on the Local Plan proposals.”  

Date published: 19 August 2019

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