Public meeting: have your say on development plans

Stand up to defend the Green Belt from development threats AND secure the affordable homes we need. 

Come to an open meeting to find out about our local Council’s Development Plans and how you can put your views across. 

Reigate & Banstead Borough Council has written its Development Management Plan: an important document which outlines where future development should go, what kind of standards it should meet, and which areas should be protected.

The Plan is out for consultation and then will be sent – along with everyone’s responses – to a government inspector for approval.

Once agreed, it will determine what gets built up till 2027 and beyond. So it is really important we get a Plan we are happy with.

Yet despite widespread objection to the idea of removing land from the Green Belt to build hundreds of new homes, the draft Development Plan still allows for up to 1400 (the number is not specified) homes on Green Belt next to Redhill, Reigate and Merstham.

It also refers to ‘safeguarding’ land at Redhill Aerodrome and a large area between the Aerodrome and East Surrey Hospital for future housing development. This could amount to a huge new settlement of up to 8,000 homes on what is now countryside.

Come and find out more

We are hosting an open public meeting on Thursday 1 February, at 8pm at Redhill Football Club, Three Arch Road, Redhill RH1 5AE. Come along to find out what is in the Plan and how you can put your views across. All are welcome!

Take part in the consultation

We urge everyone who’s interested to respond to the consultation. Responses must be submitted by 5pm on Friday 23 February 2018.

You can see the draft Plan (the ‘Regulation 19 publication document) and supporting evidence at www.reigate-banstead.gov.uk/dmp

You can also view the documents at the Town Hall inReigate (from 8.45am to 5pm Monday to Thursday, and 8.45am to 4.45pm Fridays). And there are hard copies available at libraries across the Borough.

You can send in your views in several ways:

 

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