We need to balance development with protecting the environment. Local Plan The Local Plan is a document which sets out planning policies and proposals for how the communities and places in the borough will develop over a period of up to 15 years. It includes policies and site allocations to guide the development and use of land in the borough as well as defining the Green Belt and those areas that will be protected and enhanced for heritage or nature conservation purposes. Read more about the Local Plan. Procurement and sustainability Our procurement strategy aligns with the organisation's priorities. It outlines the procurement practices at Elmbridge Borough Council. Document Procurement Strategy (PDF, 855.75KB) In line with our aims to tackle climate change, our procurement processes encourage the consideration and inclusion of environmental criteria in tender opportunities. This means that environmental benefits may be considered when awarding relevant contracts. We welcome tender submissions from companies with sustainable practices. If you are a business and would like to find out about opportunities to work with us, please register for free on the SE Sourcing Portal (Intend) e-tendering portal or email email@example.com with any queries.