This petition is now closed, as its deadline has passed.
We the undersigned petition Mole Valley District Council to (as our elected representatives) comply with the government “National Planning Policy Framework” (NPPF) which emphasises that building on the Metropolitan Green Belt can only happen in “very exceptional circumstances”, and to provide evidence that use of brown field sites across Mole Valley District Council (MVDC) as a whole have been exhausted. More details
The pressure for future housing requirement is based on numbers provided in the cancelled South East Plan. We challenge (MVDC) to: 1. Reconsider if these targets are accurate and feasible for Mole Valley given the aged data, the area restrictions (green belt, AONB) and past development. 2. Revisit the availability of brown field sites across the whole district to meet the housing demand. 3. Comply with the obligation to consult with neighbouring authorities such as Effingham to prevent urban sprawl.
We ask MVDC to listen to their residents and stand united with Surrey County Councillors who unanimously committed to do all in their power to ensure future development meets local needs and protects the Green Belt.
Mr Roland McKinney, the petition creator, joined by: