Major consultation on ‘the future’ of Mole Valley’s infrastructure launched 

Dorking and Leatherhead Advertiser

A MAJOR consultation has been launched to obtain feedback regarding the infrastructure needs of Mole Valley

By Dorking Advertiser  |  Posted: November 18, 2015


Mole Valley District Council (MVDC) is inviting residents and businesses to give their opinions about the roads, school and surgeries required to ensure the future prosperity and wellbeing of the district.

The local authority said the consultation is focused on the “main physical elements” of everyday life including public transport, town centres, health and education facilities.

Council leader James Friend said residents, businesses and community groups would all be invited to give their views on “the changes they believe are necessary”.

He added: “Many traders and residents have told us that our infrastructure is not keeping pace with demand. Whether it is slow broadband, bottle-necked traffic or infrequent train services people want things to change.

“MVDC cannot fix these things directly, but we can lobby others about them, we can call providers to account and we can shape future developments.”

The consultation, which has been launched online as well as in the form of freepost, has been named the Infrastructure Needs Assessment by MVDC.

A questionnaire sent out in relation to the consultation asks participants to rate issues such as affordable housing, flood prevention and youth facilities out of ten in terms of importance.

Cllr Friend said the Infrastructure Needs Assessment would complement and build on current initiatives such as the Transform Leatherhead scheme and the various neighbourhood planning areas. He said: “By working in partnership with the relevant organisations and authorities we can make our infrastructure better for generations to come.

“I urge everyone to take this opportunity to have their say.”

As part of the engagement scheme, Dorking Halls will have a “wishing well” box where residents can post their contributions on November 18.

To find out more or to fill out the questionnaire, visit


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