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Future Mole Valley Consultation Events


From: Duncan Irvine

Executive Member for Planning, MVDC

Mole Valley District Council (MVDC) is about to start work on its next Local Plan, “Future Mole Valley”. The project will set out plans for land use in the District for the next 15 years; it will include targets for delivering new development as well as setting out those areas which will continue to be protected.

This is about the future of the District for everybody who lives here, so it is vital that we understand what you think.  We need to help households who are struggling to find suitable, affordable accommodation, create better conditions for local businesses and adapt to the changing demands on – amongst other things – retail and leisure services.  Doing nothing is not an option. It is clear that development will have to take place to meet these needs, and we want to positively shape how and where that development goes for the benefit of all.

We are launching a consultation on two main themes: making the best use of brownfield land, and the potential release of greenfield land.  At this stage, the consultation is not about specific sites for development but is seeking your views on the options we have for general approaches to accommodating new development.

The consultation runs from 1 July – 12 August 2017.  See the video on our website at which explains more.  There is a questionnaire covering the options, as well as space for you to give us any other ideas you may have. During the consultation we will be hosting a series of events throughout the District so that we can meet people face-to-face, answer questions and receive views direct. We plan to be in [see meeting schedule] and look forward to seeing you then.

This is an opportunity for everyone in our District to help shape the direction of development to meet the housing and economic needs of Mole Valley, whilst protecting the countryside that we all love so much.  We need your views because we need to get this right, so please do take part.

List of Future Mole Valley drop in events and presentations for Parish Council/Residence Association meetings as of 7 June 2017

Date Time Location
Saturday 1 July


11 am- 4.30pm


Christian Centre, Church Street,  Dorking, RH4 1DF
Sunday  2 July


2pm onwards Leatherhead Duck Race
Monday  3 July


4 pm-8pm


Ashtead Peace Memorial Hall, Woodfield Lane, KT21 2BE
Monday 3 July


7.30pm Parish meeting Brockham, the Pavilion, Middle Street, Brockham
Thursday 6 July 7.30pm Abinger Hammer Parish Meeting
Saturday 8 July


10 am-4pm


Leatherhead Theatre, Church Street, KT22 8DN
Monday 10 July


7.30 pm Parish meeting Buckland and Betchworth (The Reading Room, Old Road)
Monday 10 July Time TBC Parish meeting Newdigate and Charlwood.
Tuesday. 11 July




Beare Green Village Hall, Merebank, RH5 4RD
Monday 17 July




All Saints, Kingston Road, North Leatherhead, KT22 7PS
Wednesday 19 July




Old Barn Hall, Church Road Bookham, KT23 3PQ
Thursday 20 July 7.30pm Ockley Parish Council and NDP group meeting.
Friday  21 July




Brockham Village Hall, Brockham Green, RH3 7JJ
Monday 24 July




Capel Village Hall, 55 The Street, RH5 5LB
Thursday 27 July




Fetcham Village Hall


Tuesday 1 August




Hookwood Village Memorial Hall, Withey Meadows, RH6 0AE
Monday 7 August 4pm – 8pm Abinger Village Hall, Felday Road. RH5 6QX
Thursday 10 August




Dorking Halls, Reigate Road, RH4 1SG




New CCTV in Bookham High Street

A new CCTV system was installed by MVDC three years ago, which improved the quality of the images.  Another camera was also installed in the middle of the High Street overlooking the ATM.

The system is provided and maintained by MVDC, operated by Surrey Police and monitored at their central facility in Reigate.

Data is streamed from the cameras into premises close to the High Street and recently the organisation that kindly hosted this moved out of Bookham. We in the BRA along with the Trading Association, BRABA, searched for a new organisation to take this on for the Village.  BRABA were successful in finding a helpful business and this change is now complete and the system up and running.  The Police, MVDC and ourselves are very grateful for the firm that has taken this on at no charge to the village. We look forward to this system continuing to be a deterrent to criminal activity and also to assist  the  Police in their investigations.