We are currently consulting on the Depot Road/Upper High Street and Church Street Development Brief. The current consultation will close on Friday 13 July 2012. To view and comment on this, please visit the Consultation portal.
Housing Site Allocations Consultation 2011
(1 August - 24 October)
The Council consulted on the Housing Site Allocations paper from 1 August to 24 October 2011.
Housing Site Allocations Consultation Paper (pdf - 8.53mb)
Response Form (Word Doc - 195kb)
Sustainability Appraisal (pdf - 1.58mb)
Housing Land Supply Strategy (HLSS) Consultation 2010
The Coalition Government has stated that local authorities must meet their housing needs and must identify specific sites for new homes. They have also set out how local authorities should go about this. In response, the Council identified three strategy options to do this, each with its own pros and cons.
The Council ran a consultation on the HLSS from Friday 1 October to Friday 31 December 2010. Following the consultation, the Council's Strategy and Resources Committee endorsed Strategy 1 as the Council's preferred housing land supply strategy. The Council's strategy is therefore:
'Build all of our future homes in the existing urban area'.
The consultation document can be viewed below and comments received can be viewed through the Council's consultation portal.
Executive summary (pdf - 20kb)
Consultation paper (pdf - 144kb)
The Delivery DPD (formerly the Site Allocations and Development Control Policies DPD) forms an important part of the Local Development Framework (LDF) that will eventually replace the Epsom & Ewell Local Plan (2000). It covers two key areas of policy; our future site allocations and development management policies.
The Site Allocations section of the Delivery DPD will deliver the Core Strategy adopted by the Council in July 2007. It will identify specific sites for a range of uses including housing, employment, retail, leisure, community uses and open space across the Borough to meet its identified development needs up to 2026. The Development Management section will contain a variety of policies to guide and shape future development in the Borough. Both of these sections will be based on a variety of evidence sources and results of consultation.
The Council has already undertaken two consultation exercises. The first of these took place during September 2006, inviting people to identify potential sites for future development. The Site Allocations Paper (pdf - 156kb) can be viewed and a summary of the responses are available below:
The Council also consulted on an initial Issues and Options Paper during March and April 2008. A copy of the Issues and Options Paper (pdf - 3.74mb)
and the responses (pdf - 338kb)
received are available to view.
During September 2009, the Council's Planning Policy Sub Committee received a report which set out a series of draft policy options prepared in response to comments made during the initial Issues consultation stage. The Committee also agreed that these options be further developed and be subject to public consultation.
In April 2010 the Planning Policy Sub Committee agreed that consultation will take the form of four separate stages that would address policy options for the following:
- Housing Land Supply
- General Development Management Policies
- Other Site Specific Policies (including green infrastructure, employment land and shopping)
- Site Specific Housing Policies.