The Council is currently working on an emerging Local Plan which contains the overall vision and framework for future development in the area, addressing needs and opportunities in relation to housing, the economy, community facilities and infrastructure - as well as providing a basis for conserving and enhancing the natural and historic environment, mitigating and adapting to climate change, and achieving well designed places. The emerging Local Plan will set out how the local area will develop over at least the next 15 years and once adopted, will replace the 2009 Development Plan.
Consultation on the Spelthorne Local Plan Preferred Options document took place over 11- weeks between 5 November 2019 and 21 January 2020. It took the form of Policies and Site Allocations documents setting out the preferred approaches to be considered. The Council has now published thewhich sets out the responses to the Preferred Options consultation undertaken by Spelthorne Borough Council as part of its preparation of a new Local Plan.
We are grateful to all of those who took the time to attend one of the presentations or respond to the consultation. Some of the responses we received have been very detailed and we appreciate the time invested in them.
The responses to this consultation will be used by the Council to assist in preparing its Publication Local Plan (Regulation 19), the next stage of producing the new Plan. The timetable for the production of the Local Plan is set out in the(LDS). It will be updated as necessary. The Local Plan Task Group are re-examining both site allocations and policy wording and will make recommendations to the Council's Cabinet before public consultation on the next stage of the Local Plan takes place. Following this final consultation, the Local Plan will be submitted to the Planning Inspectorate for an Examination in public when those who have requested to can attend and discuss their concerns with the inspector.
Producing the summary of responses has been delayed by officer involvement in the Council's COVID-19 response effort.
The individual consultation responses have now been published online https://consult.spelthorne.gov.uk Officers have not provided a response to each individual. Please see the Consultation Response document for officer comments.