New Local Plan Evidence Base and Supporting Documents

The evidence base underpinning the review of the Local Plan can be found below.  Additional items of evidence will be added as and when they arise.

The existing evidence consists of:




Employment and Economy


Spelthorne Retail and other Town Centre Uses Study

Spelthorne Retail and Other Town Centre Uses Study  - This study assesses the Borough's retail need.



pdf icon Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA) Draft Interim Report [796kb]

pdf icon Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA) Draft Interim Report - Maps [5Mb]


Green Belt

Green Belt Assessment: Consultants ARUP have been appointed to assess how areas of Green Belt land in the Borough are performing against Green Belt purposes.

Please note: The assessment is not a policy or decision-making document that proposes any release of Green Belt land but is an important part of the Council's evidence base.


Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment

Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment - This study assesses the current and future need for Gypsy, Traveller and Travelling Showpeople accommodation in the Borough of Spelthorne to support the new local plan.


Other pieces of evidence that the Council is producing or updating include:

  • Biodiversity Study
  • Open Space and Leisure Study

The documents will be published on these pages once completed.