Future Mole Valley (Local Plan)

April 2024 Update

After stopping the process in 2023 MVDC have restarted their work on the Local Plan now with a revised timeframe of 2020 to 2038.  The WVA has submitted comments on the key revisions MVDC are proposing to the plan which includes a significant increase in the housing allocation for Westcott which we believe is unsustainable given the infrastructure constraints.  The full response can be viewed here WVA comments on MVDC Local Plan Main Modifications Response Final 230424




Mole Valley District Council are currently working on its next Local Plan, “Future Mole Valley”.  The project will set out plans for using land in the District for the next 15 years (2020 to 2035) it will include targets for delivering new developments as well as areas that will continue to be protected. 

The strategic development options include;

Brownfield options

  • Town Centre redevelopment
  • Limited reallocation of commercial and retail land
  • Mixed-use redevelopment
  • Targeted increases in suburban densities

Greenfield options

  • Urban extensions
  • Expansion of one or more rural villages
  • Modest additions to rural villages

In considering additions to rural villages Mole Valley invited existing landowners to submit their proposals.  As a result, potential sites for redevelopment have been put forward by landowners in Westcott.  Full details of these proposals including location maps and the response submitted by the Westcott Village Association to the consultation by Mole Valley District Council are set out below. 

Full details can also be found on the dedicated website http://futuremolevalley.org/ including an option to sign up for newsletters direct from MVDC on this sensitive issue.

Read the presentation given at the WVA Open Meeting in March 2022 with the latest information about Future Mole Valley and the local plan click below.

Future Mole Valley (08-Mar-2022)


Other Local Plan (Future Mole Valley) Documents

7 December 2022 –  Examination of the Mole Valley Local Plan 2020-2037
5 September 2022 – 
Issue 16 Westcott – Policy DS63 Land at Mill Way House, Bramley House & Heathcrest
3 November 2021 – WVA Proposed Submission Version, Regulation 19 Consultation
Monday, 23 March 2020 – WVA response to MVDC to consultation in respect of the Draft Local Plan 2018-2033
Wednesday, 17 October 2018 – WVA response to MVDC following consultation meeting on 17th October 2018
Tuesday, 2 October 2018 – Letter from WVA Chair to Guy Davies following Sept 2018 Open meeting
Tuesday, 2 October 2018 – email from Guy Davies to WVA Chairman 011018
Saturday, 22 September 2018 – List of potential sites across villages in Mole Valley
Tuesday, 11 September 2018 – New – National Planning Policy Framework
Tuesday, 11 September 2018 – Feedback from the Village Open Meeting with Mole Valley District Council to discuss their Future Mole Valley strategy and the implications for Westcott
Tuesday, 11 September 2018 – MVDC Modest expansion of villages – explanatory note
Tuesday, 11 September 2018 – MVDC Westcott Map – for consultation