Ashtead Community Vision Another Step Forwards as District-wide Consultation Ends behind it and the representations that have been received. The examiner is required to consider whether the Plan is consistent with government and local development strategies and is compatible with EU obligations and human rights requirements. The examiner is not required to voice an opinion on whether the proposed policies are correct. The examiner will decide if the Plan should go forward to a referendum in the form that it has been submitted, whether it should be modified before a referendum or that it Our Neighbourhood Development Plan was should not proceed to a referendum. If the published by Mole Valley District Council on answer is to proceed, there will be a their website for a six-week consultation referendum when the Ashtead community will th period that ended on 5 August. During that be asked "Do you want Mole Valley District period, they received representations from a Council to use the neighbourhood number of statutory bodies including Epsom & development plan for Ashtead to help it Ewell District Council, Surrey County Council, decide planning applications in the the Highways Agency, Network Rail, Thames neighbourhood area?" If over 50% of those who Water, the Environment Agency and Historic vote say "Yes" the Plan will be adopted by England. These responses were generally Mole Valley District Council. We expect to get supportive of our proposals, with concerns to this stage early in 2017. raised about dealing with increased amounts The Plan contains policies about housing, of waste water and protection of the Listed economy, environment and infrastructure Building and other potential historic issues. It builds on existing planning policies structures on Agates Lane. There were in addition approximately twenty-four responses in Mole Valley and addresses issues of from individuals and businesses. Again, these particular concern in Ashtead. The Plan does not propose any alterations to the Green Belt. were generally supportive of the plan, with concerns raised over traffic volumes down The Plan and its supporting documents are Agates Lane and the appropriateness of available to view online on the Mole Valley smaller houses on areas where the houses are website and hard copies are available for generally larger. inspection in Ashtead Library, the
Leatherhead HelpShop and at the Council All of these concerns have been identified Offices at Pippbrook, Dorking. during the production of our Plan and documented. However, we will review all Tony Tuley responses in detail once they become Ashtead Neighbourhood Forum available to ensure that they have been addressed where necessary. All representations will be made publicly You can find out more about the available on the MVDC website shortly. Names Forumâ€™s work at: and organisations will be included, but other www.ashteadcommunityvision.org.uk/ personal information such as addresses will not appear. or https://www.facebook.com/pages/
Ashtead-Community-Vision/ or https://twitter.com/AcvComms
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