I would like to correct some factual inaccuracies about the Local Plan in Valerie Thompson’s letter.
Firstly the Draft Local Plan has not been abandoned. We consulted on the draft plan and continue to work on further studies into transport implications, as well as considering the many representations. The transport studies are particularly complex and involve working with our partners at Surrey County Council and Highways England.
The Planning Committee has not allocated “vast housing estates” to West Horsley, the Draft Local Plan was a draft and was a consultation document. The housing figure and the location of the housing has yet to be determined.
The Draft Local Plan clearly set out that any development sites that were brownfield would be allocated first. However, in some cases there are flooding and other constraints which need to be overcome.