Effective, efficient and worthwhile consultation is at the heart of our commitment to the community. We encourage people to engage with us to help us improve our services and provide value for money.

Current open consultations

Commercial Dog Walking Consultation

Nonsuch Park is managed and maintained by a Joint Management Committee, comprising an equal number of Councillors from Epsom & Ewell Borough Council and the London Borough of Sutton. The committee Chair rotates between the two councils annually. The two councils fund, on an equal basis, the running of the park, after taking income into account. The committee is covered by the political balance arrangements. 

Joint Management Committee Meetings are held quarterly, at Nonsuch Mansion. the public are always welcome to attend these meetings and questions for the committee can be submitted ahead of the meeting in accordance with the published guidelines. 

Details of the meetings and how to take part can be found at

The Joint Management Committee are aware that Nonsuch Park is hugely popular with dog walkers and whilst most dog walkers are responsible, concerns have been raised about the growth of commercial walkers with multiple dogs. 

Ahead of implementing any measures to control commercial dog walking, the Joint Management Committee are keen to consult with the public and stakeholders about this issue to help inform future decisions. 

Please help us by answering the questions in our consultation, which you can access using this link:

The questionnaire will go live on 29/04/2024 and will be closed for submissions at 4pm on 03/06/2024. 

We will also be at Nonsuch Park on the following dates and times to answer any questions you may have:

  • 29/04/2024 - Cheam Gate between 08:30am - 10:30am
  • 15/05/2024 - London Road Gate between 10:30am - 12:30pm
  • 22/05/2024 - Sparrow Farm Road Gate between 12:30pm - 2.30pm

If you require a paper copy of the consultation questions please email and we will arrange a copy to be made available to you. 

We value your input and thank you in advance for your participation. 

Consultation on Local Validation Requirements List

Public consultation of the new List runs from Thursday 25 April – Sunday 26 May 2024.

The consultation is on the information required when an application is submitted to the Council, this information is required to validate the application. This is known as the Local Validation Requirements List.  

The list comprises national and local validation requirements and provides advice on the detail and scope of information, depending on the type of application and nature of the proposal. Applications will not be validated until the information is provided.  

Previous consultations

Epsom Town Centre Masterplan Consultation

This consultation finished on 22 December 2023. Thank you to everyone who took the time to respond.

Following our consultation in summer 2022, when we heard from 1,979 members of the public and interested parties, Epsom and Ewell Borough Council has produced a draft masterplan for the town centre. This masterplan will be treated as an "evidence base" document to support the emerging Local Plan (which covers the entire borough), guiding principles behind development of the town centre in years to come. It includes guidelines for developers, investors and infrastructure providers about specific major development sites and more generally, including suggested highways and public space improvements. 

Find out more information on our Planning Policy Consultations pages.

Community Safety Action Plan

This consultation finished on 17 December 2023. Thank you to everyone who took the time to respond. 

Our borough has long been regarded as a safe place to live and work however when issues do occur, they create significant public concern and if not addressed at an early stage, can escalate quickly and attract further, more serious problems.  There is also the aspect of hidden crime where the victim may not have a voice and where vulnerable people are subject to coercion, exploitation and abuse.  The pattern of crime and anti-social behaviour across the country is changing, and Epsom and Ewell’s proximity to London as well as its excellent transport links means that community safety is a high priority for the Borough Council and is seen as central to the borough’s future success. Download the draft action plan for community safety here.

Emissions restrictions for taxis and private hire

This consultation finished on 30 July 2023, thank you to everyone who took time to review the documents and respond.

The consultation responses were considered at the Licensing and Planning Policy Committee on 26th September, 2023.  In light of the consultation responses it was recommended that the period for phasing in the requirement for licensed vehicles to meet the ULEZ requirements be extended. The Committee report and minutes of the 26th September Licensing and Planning Policy Committee can be found on the 'Agenda, decisions and minutes' page. The Council adopted the amended hackney carriage and private hire licencing policy on 12th December 2023, a copy of this policy is available below.

Additional information

The report to the Licencing and Planning Policy of 15th June 2023 provides background to the reasons why the Council consulted on a hackney carriage and private hire emissions policy.

Draft Local Plan 2022 – 2040 – Public Consultation 

This consultation closed on 19 March 2023.   

You can find out more information about the consultation and view the responses received on our consultation portal. 

Following the close of the consultation on the Draft Local Plan, on 22 March 2023 an Extraordinary Council Meeting was held where a Motion was debated, with the Council agreeing to pause progress on the Local Plan. For further detail, please visit our Draft Local Plan (2022-2040) webpage.  

Taxi and Private Hire Draft Policy Consultation.

This consultation was a response to the publication of Statutory Standards by the department of Transport. The consultation finished on 09 September 2022. Thank you to everyone who took time to review the documents and complete the survey.

On Thursday 27th October 2022 the Licencing and Planning Policy Committee, having considered the consultation responses, agreed to recommend an amended policy for adoption.

Town Centre Master plan

This consultation ended on 31 August 2022.Image Logo Epsom Town Centre Masterplan

Thank you to everyone who responded.

We are currently analysing the responses.

Further information will be made available on our planning policy webpage

Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy Consultation

This consultation ended on 23 August 2022. Thank you to everyone who responded.

If you have any questions about this consultation please contact Annette Snell, Housing Solutions Manager – sends e-mail)

Local Government Boundary Commission for England public consultation

New boundaries were being proposed for council wards in Epsom and Ewell Borough Council.

The Local Government Boundary Commission wanted to hear what residents and local organisations thought about the proposals. A 10-week public consultation ran from 5 October until 13 December 2021. Thank you to everyone that took part in this consultation. 

The Commission has published reports on a dedicated section on its website(link is external) where people can see further details.

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