New Local Plan for Spelthorne

Each local planning authority has to have an up-to-date Local Plan setting out the policies and proposals that will guide development in the area. Spelthorne Council is preparing a new Local Plan for the Borough to cover the period 2020 - 2035.

As part of this process the Council has produced an updated pdf icon Local Development Scheme 2017-2020 [523kb], which sets out the timetable for the preparation and adoption of the Local Plan. This was agreed in November 2017.

pdf icon Local Plan FAQs [515kb]

Issues and Options Consultation


Spelthorne Local Plan - Issues and Options consultation

The easiest and most effective way to read the document and respond to the consultation is by clicking on the above link to our online consultation portal.

Please answer the questions at each stage and follow the instructions to submit.

Alternatively, you can email us at

Or write to us at: Strategic Planning ,Spelthorne Borough Council, Council Offices, Knowle Green, Staines-upon-Thame, TW18 1XB

All responses must be in writing, we can not accept verbal comments.   

The Consultation runs for 6 weeks and closes at midnight on Monday 25 June 2018.

During the consultation we will be holding various events around the borough and hope to see you at one of them:


Monday 21 May

Evening Presentation -
Council Offices, Knowle Green

7pm - 8pm

Thursday 24 May

Evening Presentation -
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 Resident Association AGM
(Association members only)

10.30am - 12 noon

Wednesday 30 May

Elmsleigh Centre/High Street/Two Rivers

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 Garden Centre, Staines Road,

11am - 2pm

Saturday 2 June

Sunbury - The Avenue shopping parade

11am - 2pm

Wednesday 6 June

Spelthorne Business Forum Networking
meet up (Shepperton Studios)
members only)


Saturday 9 June

Shepperton Village Fair

11am - 5pm

Wednesday 20 June

Lower Sunbury Residents Association
members only)



Evidence Base

The Council is reviewing the evidence required to assess the Borough's need for housing, employment floorspace, other uses and infrastructure and in doing so will consider the latest evidence on key issues.

More information can be found on the Evidence Base and Supporting Documents page.

The following documents have also been prepared:

1. Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) - Sets out how the Council proposes to involve and consult local residents, businesses and land owners in Local Plan preparation and planning applications.  The SCI was adopted in July 2015

2. Duty to Cooperate Framework - Identifies the strategic planning issues which affect Spelthorne and the local authorities and bodies who the Council need to work with under the Duty to Cooperate.  The framework was agreed in June 2015.


If you are interested in the preparation of the new Local Plan and related documents and wish to be notified about future consultations or events please register at

Please note that whilst the Council will not share or make public the personal information held, responses to consultations cannot be treated as confidential.