Draft Effingham Neighbourhood plan completed 

Dorking and Leatherhead Advertiser

EFFINGHAM’S neighbourhood plan is heading for a formal consultation in May – after three years of deliberation

GREEN SPACE: The Draft Effingham Neighbourhood plan has been completed

 The plan, which has been developed by Effingham Parish Council, proposes a target of 62 new homes to meet the requirements of the village’s population, to be built over 15 years.

Sixteen possible sites for new homes were examined and scored using criteria including green-belt policy, a preference for using previously-developed land, the impact on Effingham’s conservation area, traffic implications, the effect on wildlife and potential flooding problems.

Participants in consultations to date have voted in favour of four of the possible sites. These include land at Church Street, Lyons Field, Effingham Lodge Farm and Beech Avenue.

Formal consultation on the plan, which will follow its submission to Guildford Borough Council, will include a parish-wide survey, with every household in Effingham receiving a summary of the proposal and a survey form to give their opinion of the plan.

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