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CONTENTS

 

 
Local Plan Policy
Core Strategy Policy

 

SUMMARY OF THE LOCAL PLAN

 
 

1.

INTRODUCTION

 
 

2.

THE CHARACTER OF MOLE VALLEY

 
 

3.

THE PLANNING STRATEGY FOR MOLE VALLEY

 
 

4.

PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT

 
 

 

PROTECTION OF THE COUNTRYSIDE

 
 

 

INTRODUCTION
 
 

 

STRATEGY
 
 

 

THE GREEN BELT
 
 

 

Green Belt Boundary
ENV1
CS1, CS2

 

Development Policy for the Green Belt Outside Villages
ENV2
 

 

Development in the Countryside Beyond the Green Belt
ENV3
CS1, CS2

 

LANDSCAPE CHARACTER
 
 

 

Landscape Character
ENV4
CS13

 

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
ENV5
CS13

 

Area of Great Landscape Value
ENV6
CS13

 

Protection and Enhancement of the Urban Fringe
ENV7
 

 

The River Mole, the Tilling Bourne and the Pipp Brook
ENV8
 

 

NATURE CONSERVATION
 
 

 

Candidate Special Areas of Conservation
ENV9
 

 

National Nature Reserves and Sites of Special Scientific Interest
ENV10
CS15

 

Local and Non-Statutory Nature Reserves
ENV11
 

 

Sites of Nature Conservation Importance and potential Sites of Nature Conservation Importance
ENV12
CS15

 

Features of Local Importance for Nature Conservation
ENV13
CS15

 

Enhancement, Management and Creation of Nature Conservation Features
ENV14
 

 

Species Protection
ENV15
 

 

Regionally Important Geological / Geomorphological Sites
ENV16
CS15

 

PROTECTING THE CHARACTER OF THE BUILT-UP AREAS

 
 

 

RESIDENTIAL AREAS
 
 

 

Residential Areas of Special Character
ENV17
 

 

South Dorking Policy Area
ENV18
 

 

Larger Modern Housing Estates
ENV19
 

 

OPEN SPACES IN BUILT-UP AREAS AND VILLAGES
 
 

 

Strategic Open Land within Built-up Areas
ENV20
CS16

 

Locally Important Open Spaces
ENV21
 

 

DESIGN, LAYOUT AND DEVELOPMENT IMPACT

 
 

 

INTRODUCTION
 
 

 

General Development Control Criteria
ENV22
 

 

LOCAL CONTEXT
 
 

 

Respect for Setting
ENV23
 

 

Density of Development and the Space about Buildings
ENV24
 

 

Landscape Design of New Developments
ENV25
 

 

Comprehensive Treatment of Areas
ENV26
 

 

Replacement Buildings
ENV27
 

 

DESIGN ISSUES
 
 

 

Building Detailing and Materials
ENV28
 

 

Planning and Crime Prevention
ENV29
 

 

Access for Disabled People to Non-Domestic Buildings and their Sites
ENV30
 

 

Art in the Environment
ENV31
 

 

HOUSEHOLDER PROPOSALS
 
 

 

House Extensions
ENV32
 

 

Residential Fencing and Walls
ENV33
 

 

Domestic Satellite Receiving Dishes
ENV34
 

 

SHOPFRONTS AND ADVERTISEMENTS
 
 

 

Design of Shopfronts
ENV35
 

 

Advertisement Control
ENV36
 

 

Area of Special Control of Advertisements
ENV37
 

 

Advertisement Discontinuance Action
ENV38
 

 

CONSERVING THE HERITAGE

 
 

 

CONSERVATION AREAS
 
 

 

Development in Conservation Areas
ENV39
CS14

 

Demolition in Conservation Areas
ENV40
 

 

Enhancement Schemes in Conservation Areas
ENV41
 

 

LISTED BUILDINGS
 
 

 

Preservation and Restoration of Listed Buildings
ENV42
 

 

Alterations and Additions to Listed Buildings
ENV43
 

 

Development Affecting the Setting of Listed Buildings
ENV44
 

 

Advertisements on Listed Buildings
ENV45
 

 

Repair of Historic Buildings
ENV46
 

 

HISTORIC PARKS AND GARDENS
 
 

 

Historic Parks and Gardens
ENV47
CS14

 

ARCHAEOLOGY
 
 

 

Scheduled Ancient Monuments, Monuments of National Importance and County Sites of Archaeological Importance
ENV48
CS14

 

Sites or Areas of High Archaeological Potential
ENV49
CS14

 

Unidentified Archaeological Sites
ENV50
 

 

Archaeological Discoveries During Development
ENV51
 

 

TREES, HEDGEROWS AND WOODLANDS
 
 

 

Felling Licences and Woodland Grant Schemes
ENV52
 

 

Trees in the Built-up Areas
ENV53
 

 

Tree Preservation Orders and Trees in Conservation Areas
ENV54
 

 

OTHER ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ISSUES

 
 

 

Proposed Development Affected by Existing Environmental Pollution
ENV55
 

 

Housing Development Affected by Noise
ENV56
 

 

Lighting Proposals
ENV57
 

 

Unneighbourly Industrial Premises
ENV58
 

 

Energy Conservation
ENV59
 

 

Renewable Energy Projects
ENV60
 

 

Hazardous Substances Development
ENV61
 

 

Telecommunication Masts
ENV62
 

 

Overhead Power Lines
ENV63
 

 

Flood Protection
ENV64
CS20

 

Drainage
ENV65
 

 

Run-Off from New Development
ENV66
CS20

 

Groundwater Quality
ENV67
 

 

Adequate Water Resources
ENV68
 

 

Contaminated Land
ENV69
 

5.

DEVELOPMENT IN RURAL AREAS

 
 

 

INTRODUCTION
 
 

 

STRATEGY
 
 

 

GENERAL APPROACH TO DEVELOPMENT IN THE RURAL AREAS
 
 

 

Infilling in Green Belt Villages
RUD1
CS1, CS2

 

Infilling and Limited Development in Villages Inset from the Green Belt
RUD2
CS1, CS2

 

Infilling and Limited Development in Villages Beyond the Green Belt
RUD3
CS1, CS2

 

HOUSING IN THE RURAL AREAS
 
 

 

New Housing in Villages
RUD4
 

 

Low-Cost Rural Housing
RUD5
 

 

Existing Residential Caravan and Park Home Sites
RUD6
 

 

Extension of Dwellings in the Countryside
RUD7
 

 

Replacement of Dwellings in the Countryside
RUD8
 

 

Garages and Other Ancillary Domestic Buildings in the Curtilage of Dwellings in the Countryside
RUD9
 

 

Large Dwellings in the Countryside
RUD10
 

 

AGRICULTURE AND THE RURAL ECONOMY OF MOLE VALLEY
 
 

 

Background
 
 

 

Government Policy
 
 

 

Overall Strategy for Agriculture and the Rural Economy
 
 

 

Protection of Agricultural Land
RUD11
 

 

Development on Fragmented Agricultural Land
RUD12
 

 

Prior Approval of Agricultural Development
RUD13
 

 

Agricultural Development Requiring Planning Permission
RUD14
 

 

New Agricultural Dwellings
RUD15
 

 

Agricultural Occupancy Conditions
RUD16
 

 

Farm Diversification
RUD17
 

 

Farm Shops
RUD18
 

 

Re-use and Adaptation of Rural Buildings
RUD19
 

 

Commercial Development in Villages
RUD20
 

 

Major Developed Sites in the Green Belt
RUD21
 

 

Extension or Redevelopment of Existing Commercial / Industrial Premises
RUD22
 

 

In the Green Belt Extension or Redevelopment of Existing Commercial / Industrial Premises
RUD23
 

 

In the Countryside Beyond the Green Belt Village Shops
RUD24
 

 

Garden Centres
RUD25
 

 

Community Facilities in Rural Areas
RUD26
 

 

GATWICK AIRPORT AND RELATED DEVELOPMENT
 
 

 

Pressures of the Airport and their Impact on Mole Valley
 
 

 

Provision of Additional Runway Capacity at Gatwick Airport
 
 

 

Development at Gatwick Airport, Crawley
 
 

 

Airport Related Development
RUD27
 

 

Off-Airport Car Parking
RUD28
 

6.

HOUSING

 
 

 

INTRODUCTION
 
 

 

STRATEGY
 
 

 

SAFEGUARDING THE EXISTING AND PROPOSED HOUSING STOCK
 
 

 

Safeguarding the Existing and Proposed Housing Stock
HSG1
 

 

NEW HOUSING PROVISION
 
 

 

Provision of New Housing in the Built-up Areas
HSG2
CS1/CS2

 

New Housing Provision 2000 - 2006
HSG3
 

 

Avoiding Premature Development on Unidentified Sites
HSG4
 

 

Housing Sites 2001 - 2006
HSG5
 

 

Reserve Housing Land
HSG6
 

 

HOUSING NEEDS
 
 

 

Dwellings for Small Households
HSG7
CS3

 

Subdivision of Dwellings in the Built-up Areas and Villages
HSG8
 

 

Affordable Housing in the Built-up Areas
HSG9
CS4

 

Housing for the Elderly
HSG10
CS3

 

Gypsy Caravan Sites
HSG11
 

 

Sites for Travelling Show People
HSG12
 

7.

EMPLOYMENT

 
 

 

INTRODUCTION
 
 

 

STRATEGY
 
 

 

EXISTING INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL LAND USES
 
 

 

Existing Industrial and Commercial Land Uses
E1
CS12

 

Safeguarding Existing Industrial and Commercial Land
E2
CS12

 

PARTICULAR INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT NEEDS
 
 

 

Industrial, Commercial, Storage and Distribution Development of Land at the End of Curtis Road, Dorking
E3
 

 

Redevelopment of Sites for Industrial and Storage or Distribution Uses
E4
 

 

Vincent Lane Industrial and Commercial Area
E5
 

 

Sites for Small Firms
E6
 

 

Business Development in Dorking and Leatherhead Town Centres
E7
CS12

8.

SHOPPING

 
 

 

INTRODUCTION
 
 

 

STRATEGY
 
 

 

FURTHER SHOPPING PROVISION IN THE DORKING AREA
 
 

 

Convenience Goods / Food Shopping in the Dorking Area
 
 

 

Comparison Goods / Retail Warehousing in the Dorking Area
 
 

 

Shopping in Dorking
S1
 

 

Edge or Out-of-Centre Shopping in Dorking
S2
 

 

FURTHER SHOPPING PROVISION IN THE LEATHERHEAD AREA
 
 

 

Convenience Goods / Food Shopping in the Leatherhead Area
 
 

 

Comparison Goods / Retail Warehousing in the Leatherhead Area
 
 

 

Shopping in the Leatherhead Area
S3
 

 

Edge or Out-of-Centre Shopping in Leatherhead
S4
 

 

Ashtead, Bookham and Fetcham Shopping Centres
S5
 

 

Neighbourhood Shops
S6
 

9.

DORKING TOWN CENTRE

 
 

 

ROLE OF DORKING TOWN CENTRE
DTC1
CS6

 

STRATEGY
 
 

 

SHOPPING
 
 

 

NON-RETAIL UNITS IN SHOPPING STREETS AND THE ANTIQUES TRADE
 
 

 

Non-Retail Units
DTC2
 

 

Loss of Non-Retail Units in Do\rking Shopping Streets
DTC3
 

 

Dorking's Antiques Trade
DTC4
 

 

BUSINESS AND INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT
 
 

 

HOUSING
 
 

 

Additional Town Centre Housing
DTC5
 

 

ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURAL, RECREATIONAL AND COMMUNITY FACILITIES
 
 

 

Reigate Road Area of Civic, Entertainment, Cultural, Recreational and Community Facilities
DTC6
 

 

DORKING TOWN CENTRE TRAFFIC
 
 

 

CAR PARKING
 
 

 

Car Parking
DTC7
 

 

TOWN CENTRE ENHANCEMENT
 
 

 

Street Enhancement Works
 
 

 

Improving the Appearance of Existing Buildings
DTC8
 

 

Building Design and Respect for Distinctive Dorking Features
DTC9
CS14

 

Dorking Museum and the Redevelopment of the Foundry Works, West Street and North Street
DTC10
 

 

Tree Planting, Proposed Archway Place Local Nature Reserve and Vincent Walk Amenity Area
DTC11
 

10.

LEATHERHEAD TOWN CENTRE

 
 

 

INTRODUCTION
 
 

 

STRATEGY
 
 

 

Role of Leatherhead Town Centre
LTC1
CS7

 

TRAFFIC
 
 

 

Town Centre Highway Schemes
LTC2
 

 

CAR PARKING
 
 

 

Car Parking in Leatherhead Town Centre
LTC3
 

 

SHOPPING
 
 

 

DIVERSITY OF TOWN CENTRE USES
 
 

 

Encouraging Mixed-use Schemes
LTC4
 

 

Non-Retail Units
LTC5
 

 

Loss of Non-Retail Units in Leatherhead Shopping Streets
LTC6
 

 

Red House Grounds Area
LTC7
 

 

Cinema Development
LTC8
 

 

Redevelopment of Fairfield / Cornhill Site, Leret Way
LTC9
 

 

Additional Town Centre Housing
LTC10
 

 

TOWN CENTRE ENHANCEMENTS
 
 

 

The High Street and Church Street Enhancement and Resurfacing Scheme
LTC11
 

 

Improving the Appearance of Existing Buildings
LTC12
 

 

Design of New Buildings
LTC13
CS14

11.

MOVEMENT

 
 

 

STRATEGY
 
 

 

INTRODUCTION
 
 

 

Transport and Environmental Planning
 
 

 

Policy Context
 
 

 

Local Transport Plan (LTP)
 
 

 

Responsibility for Transportation in Mole Valley
 
 

 

MANAGING DEMAND FOR TRAVEL
 
 

 

Travel Characteristics
 
 

 

Traffic Management
 
 

 

Movement Studies
 
 

 

Managing Travel by Car
MOV1
 

 

MOVEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT
 
 

 

The Movement Implications of Development
MOV2
 

 

Roadside Facilities
 
 

 

Service Facilities on the Primary Road Network
MOV3
 

 

Motorway Service Areas
MOV4
 

 

Parking Standards
MOV5
 

 

Public Off-Street Parking Facilities
MOV6
 

 

MINIMISING THE IMPACT OF TRAFFIC
 
 

 

Traffic Calming
MOV7
 

 

Pedestrian Facilities
MOV8
 

 

Bus Priority Measures
 
 

 

Park and Ride
 
 

 

Local Parking Problems
MOV9
 

 

IMPACT OF LORRY TRAFFIC
 
 

 

Impact of Heavy Goods Vehicles
MOV10
 

 

MAJOR HIGHWAY PROPOSALS
 
 

 

Surrey County Council Highway Proposals
MOV11
 

 

TRANSPORT FEASIBILITY STUDIES
 
 

 

Transport Feasibility Studies
MOV12
 

 

Leatherhead Movement Study
 
 

 

Dorking Movement Study
 
 

 

A243 / 24 Route Management Study
 
 

 

A25 Route Management Study
 
 

 

MINOR HIGHWAY AND TRANSPORT IMPROVEMENTS
 
 

 

PUBLIC TRANSPORT AND INTERCHANGE FACILITIES
 
 

 

The Rail Network and Interchange Facilities
MOV13
 

 

CYCLING
 
 

 

Cycling Strategy
MOV14
 

 

Provision for Cyclists in Development Proposals
MOV15
 

12.

RECREATION

 
 

 

INTRODUCTION
 
 

 

RECREATION AND LEISURE PURSUITS IN MOLE VALLEY
 
 

 

STRATEGY
 
 

 

DISABLED ACCESS
 
 

 

Access to Sport, Recreation and Leisure Facilities for People with Disabilities
REC1
 

 

EXISTING PLAYING FIELDS AND SPORTS GROUNDS
 
 

 

Retention of Existing Playing Fields and Sports Grounds
REC2
 

 

PROVISION FOR OUTDOOR SPORT AND OUTDOOR RECREATION
 
 

 

Land for Outdoor Sport and Outdoor Recreation
REC3
CS16

 

PROVISION OF NEW SPORTS PITCHES
 
 

 

Provision of New Sports Pitches
REC4
 

 

RESERVE LAND FOR OUTDOOR RECREATION
 
 

 

Reserve Land for Informal Outdoor Recreation at Cobham Road, Fetcham
REC5
CS16

 

CHILDREN'S PLAYSPACE
 
 

 

Children's Playspace
REC6
 

 

Children's Playspace and New Residential Development
REC7
CS16

 

ALLOTMENTS
 
 

 

Allotments
REC8
CS16

 

RECREATION FACILITIES IN THE BUILT-UP AREA
 
 

 

Retention of Built Recreation Facilities in the Built-up Area
REC9
 

 

Built Recreation Facilities in the Built-up Area and Villages
REC10
 

 

BUILT RECREATION FACILITIES IN THE COUNTRYSIDE
 
 

 

Built Recreation Facilities in the Countryside
REC11
 

 

GOLF COURSES
 
 

 

Development of Golf Courses
REC12
 

 

WATER-BASED RECREATION
 
 

 

Water-Based Recreation
REC13
 

 

HORSE KEEPING
 
 

 

Non-Commercial Horse-Related Development
REC14
 

 

Commercial Horse-Related Development
REC15
 

 

CAMPING AND CARAVANNING
 
 

 

New Sites for Recreational Camping and Caravanning
REC16
 

 

NOISY SPORTS, WAR GAMES AND SIMILAR ACTIVITIES
 
 

 

Noisy Sports, War Games and Similar Activities
REC17
 

 

RIGHTS OF WAY
 
 

 

Rights of Way
REC18
 

 

VISITOR-RELATED DEVELOPMENT
 
 

 

Visitor Related Development
REC19
 

 

HOTELS, GUEST HOUSES AND BED AND BREAKFAST ACCOMMODATION
 
 

 

Conference Facilities, Hotels, Guest Houses and Similar Accommodation
REC20
 

 

Within Built-up Areas Hotels, Guest Houses and Similar Accommodation Within Villages
REC21
 

 

Conference Facilities, Hotels, Guest Houses and Similar Accommodation in the Countryside
REC22
 

13.

COMMUNITY FACILITIES

 
 

 

INTRODUCTION
 
 

 

STRATEGY
 
 

 

RETENTION OF EXISTING COMMUNITY FACILITIES
 
 

 

Retention of Existing Community Facilities
CF1
CS17

 

PROVISION OF NEW COMMUNITY FACILITIES
 
 

 

Provision of New Community Facilities
CF2
 

 

ACCOMMODATION FOR PEOPLE REQUIRING CARE IN THE COMMUNITY
 
 

 

Change of Use of Dwellings to Accommodation Providing Care and Rehabilitation Treatment
CF3
 

 

USE OF BUILDINGS FOR CHILD MINDING AND RELATED ACTIVITIES
 
 

 

Use of Buildings for Child Minding
CF4
 

 

HOSPITAL SERVICES
 
 

14.

RESOURCES AND IMPLEMENTATION

 
 

 

INTRODUCTION
 
 

 

PRIVATE SECTOR FINANCE
 
 

 

PUBLIC SECTOR FINANCE
 
 

15.

ENVIRONMENTAL APPRAISAL OF THE PLAN

 
 

 

INTRODUCTION
 
 

 

SUMMARY OF THE STRATEGIC ENVIRONMENTAL APPRAISAL
 
 

16.

MONITORING

 
 

 

APPENDICES

 
 

 

Introduction
 
 

 

1. Landscape Profiles
 
 

 

2. Nature Conservation Sites Identified in Policies ENV9 - ENV12
 
 

 

3. Regionally Important Geographical / Geomorphological Sites - Policy ENV16
 
 

 

4. Description of Residential Areas of Special Character - Policy ENV17
 
 

 

5. Areas of Special Control of Advertisements
 
 

 

6. Conservation Area Descriptions
 
 

 

7. Schedule of Listed Buildings in Mole Valley
 
 

 

8. Scheduled Ancient Monuments and County Sites of Archaeological Importance
 
 

 

9. Housing Completions, Permissions and Net Additions to Dwelling Stock
 
 

 

10. Calculation of Anticipated Dwelling Completions
 
 

 

11. Sites Allocated for Development in the Period 2001 - 2006
 
 

 

12. Reserve Housing Land
 
 

 

13. Schedule of Allotments
 
 

 

14. Housing Development Affected by Noise
 
 

 

GLOSSARY