New Local Plan consultation

Spelthorne Borough Council's consultation on a new Local Plan is now live

Spelthorne Borough Council is consulting on a new Local Plan which will set out how much development is needed in the borough for the next 15 years and where it should go. The finished Local Plan will contain policies for deciding planning applications and allocated sites for housing, employment and other forms of development.

The consultation went LIVE on Monday 14 May 2018 at noon. Go to the Local Plan consultation page to find out more.

The Council is at the first stage of preparing the new Local Plan, known as Issues and Options. The consultation paper sets out the key issues affecting Spelthorne to 2035 and the options the Council will consider in order to meet the borough's needs. It will identify the challenges and constraints for development but also the opportunities Spelthorne offers for growth.

Presentations are being held on 21 and 24 May and there are also a number of information events where residents can talk informally to staff:-

Date

Venue

Time

Monday 21 May

Presentation at the Council Offices, Knowle Green

7pm - 8pm

Thursday 24 May

Presentation at the Council Offices, Knowle Green

7pm - 8pm

Friday 25 May

Tesco Sunbury

10am - 12 noon

Friday 25 May

Tesco Ashford

1pm - 3pm

Saturday 26 May

Ashford North Residents Association AGM (Association members only)

10.30am - 12 noon

Wednesday 30 May

Elmsleigh Centre/High Street/Two Rivers in Staines

11am - 2pm

Thursday 31 May

Ashford High Street

10am - 12 noon

Thursday 31 May

Stanwell - Clare Road shopping parade

12.30 - 2.30pm

Friday 1 June

Notcutts in Staines

11am - 2pm

Saturday 2 June

Sunbury - The Avenue shopping parade

11am - 1pm

Wednesday 6 June

Spelthorne Business Forum, Shepperton Studios (Forum members only)

6pm

Saturday 9 June

Shepperton Village Fair

11am - 5pm

Wednesday 20 June

LOSRA AGM (Association members only)

8pm

Whether you are a resident, worker or business owner in Spelthorne, the Council wants you to have a say in shaping your Local Plan. The consultation document was available from 12 noon on Monday 14 May. You can read it and respond online at www.spelthorne.gov.uk/localplan

Alternatively, email your comments to local.plan@spelthorne.gov.uk or write to Strategic Planning, Spelthorne Borough Council, Knowle Green, Staines-upon-Thames, TW18 1XB.

Cllr Colin Barnard, Cabinet Member for Planning and Economic Development, said:  "The Local Plan will cover a range of themes that affect our community and this is your chance to have your say in shaping the future of the borough, so please get involved."

After this consultation, the Council will draft the new Local Plan before carrying out further consultation later this year. There will then be a third consultation before the Plan is submitted to the Secretary of State for examination by an independent inspector who will confirm if it can be recommended for adoption. We expect this process to be completed by September 2020.