Draft Local Plan 2022-2040

Draft Local Plan 2022-2040

The Council is preparing a new Local Plan to strengthen our borough’s future, while also delivering new homes, jobs, improved transport and green spaces. Formed in consultation with residents, the new Local Plan will put in place a clear strategy to bring investment, growth and prosperity to the borough.

The new Local Plan, when adopted, will replace the Core Strategy (2007), Plan E (2011) and Development Management Policies Document (2015).

What is a Local Plan?

The Epsom and Ewell Local Plan will set out a vision for how Epsom and Ewell will develop as a place up to 2040. It looks at our future needs for development and provides guidance as to where it will go and what it will look like.

The Local Plan will provide guidance about the type of growth we expect to see, protecting the borough from ad hoc and inappropriate development.

The Local Plan is informed by a suite of evidence base that can be viewed on our evidence base pages. Visit our evidence base pages.


Regulation 18 Draft Local Plan: Preferred Options (2022-2040)

The Council consulted on a Regulation 18 Draft Local Plan from 12:00 on Wednesday 1 February to 23:59 Sunday 19 March 2023. The consultation has now closed.

You can find out more information about the consultation on our consultation portal

Consultation Events

The planning team hosted six public consultation events during the consultation period to engage residents as widely as possible.

Next Steps

Following the close of the consultation, we are analysing the comments that have been submitted. The comments will help to inform the preparation the next version of the plan for consultation, which will be the version of the Local Plan that the council intends to submit to the government for examination.

We will publish a Consultation Statement alongside the next version of the Local Plan that provides a summary of the main issues that have been raised and our response to these.

For further detail regarding the next steps, please refer to the Local Development Scheme that sets out the anticipated timetable for the preparation of the local plan through to its adoption.