IMPORTANT INFORMATION JANUARY 2017
We have now completed the important first phase of the Capel Neighbourhood Development Plan Process with the following documents being submitted to Mole Valley District Council:
• The revised Capel ND, amended following the public consultation
• The Statement of Community Involvement
• The Basics Conditions Statement
• The SEA Screening Report (prepared by Mole Valley District Council on our behalf)
In reply to our Public Consultation, approximately 94 responses were received from individual and organisations. In addition, a comprehensive schedule of comments and advice was received from MVDC.
All of the representations were considered by the Capel NDP Steering Group. As appropriate, they were incorporated into the revised document submitted to the Council. The comments were broken down into categories based upon the structure of the consultation NDP.
A total approximately 527 comments were received and considered. In brief, 356 representations were in favour of the proposals and 171 against. Of these, 26 did not support development in The Green Belt.
In relation to housing, 48 (of the 94 submissions) supported housing, with 22 opposed.
An extension to the Coldharbour Conservation Area to include the “Fort” was not supported by MVDC, BUT it was supported by Surrey County Council and Historic England. It was therefore retained as part of the NDP Strategy. Any changes to the Conservation Area will need to be dealt with under other legislation, as will modifications to the Green Belt Boundaries. At an earlier stage, MVDC had indicated that modest changes to the Settlement Boundaries could be carried out through the NDP process.
The next stage will be for the Executive Committee of MVDC to receive their officers’ report into the NDP in early February. This will be followed by a formal 6 weeks Public Consultation by MVDC.
It is important that you respond to this consultation, as your responses will be submitted, with the above documents, to the appointed Examiner who will consider the content of the plan.
The Capel Parish Council and the Steering Group would like to thank all those who have made representations and contributed to the debate so far. As every household in our community received a copy of the original NDP, it is possible to compare and contrast the latest version with the initial proposals.
Chairman NDP Steering Group/CPC Planning Committee