Jul 062016

Please see below an email received today from Runnymede BC regarding the local plan consultation.


Dear Sir or Madam,


The Council is embarking on an important consultation regarding the future planning policies for the Borough.

The Council is responsible for looking forward and setting the level of housing and employment provision that is needed in Runnymede up to the year 2035, as well as for devising a strategy which protects communities from flood risk and which safeguards valued landscapes. This task is an important one that has the potential to affect the lives of residents and workers in the Borough, both now and in the future.

There are important questions that need to be explored at this Issues, Options and Preferred Approaches stage in order to ensure that the process of delivering the new Local Plan is sound from the beginning. These include key considerations around how many new homes and jobs should be provided to 2035 and where they should be directed to.

The Issues, Options and Preferred Approaches document sets out the issues that the Council considers are facing Runnymede over the next 20 years, the potential options for dealing with these issues, and, based on the evidence, what the Council think the preferred strategy/approach should be in each case.

We would like to hear your views. You are welcome to comment on every issue and option set out in the document, or if you are interested in just one or two, please comment specifically on those.

  • We would also like to know if:  you agree with the Council’s preferred approach where indicated, and
  • you consider the Council has correctly identified all the issues and all reasonable options/sites for strategies in each topic area or whether any additional options/sites should have been considered. Your views will help us to choose the best strategy, policies and mix of development land for the Borough up to 2035.

The consultation material is available on the Runnymede website http://runnymede.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=6c6a6897c2a95467ef42cad29&id=b0cc62b8b3&e=da7ecf08ee. The documentation is also available to view at the Civic Centre and the libraries in the borough.

This statutory consultation is open from Wednesday 6th July until 5:00 pm on Wednesday 17th August.

Representations must be made in writing.

Anonymous representations will not be accepted.

Any comments that could be construed as derogatory towards any particular individual or group will not be recorded or considered.

We would like you to send us your views electronically if possible. You can complete the questionnaire on our website or download a copy of the questionnaire to complete and email back to us at planningpolicy@runnymede.gov.uk

If you cannot do this, please request and return a printed copy of the questionnaire. Please clearly mark any additional sheets with your name and ensure that you confirm which part of the document you are referring to. Please send your completed questionnaire to:

The Policy and Strategy team,
Runnymede Borough Council,
Civic Centre,
Station Road,
KT15 2AH.

Comments will be reported to the Council’s Planning Committee and will help us to prepare a submission version of the Local Plan which we will consult on later in the year.

If you need help with your representation please contact us using the details provided below.

Richard Ford, Planning Policy Manager: 01932 425278

Georgina Pacey, Assistant Planning Policy Manager: 01932 425248

Cheryl Brunton, Senior Planning Officer: 01932 425267

Jane Peberdy, Senior Planning Officer: 01932 425252

John Devonshire, Senior Planning Officer: 01932 425635

Anna Murray, Planning Assistant: 01932 425274.

During the consultation period policy and strategy officers will also be available to answer queries in person at the council offices, Monday to Friday, between the hours of 10am to 12pm and 2pm to 4pm.

Yours faithfully

Policy and Strategy Team


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