Postcodes: KT11, KT18, KT20, KT21, KT22, RH4, RH5
Mole Valley History
The Mole Valley District was formed in 1974 under the Local Government Act 1972 when the two urban districts of Dorking and Leatherhead were merged along with most of the Dorking and Horley Rural District. The Mole Valley District has two towns, one being Dorking and the other Leatherhead. Its largest villages are Ashtead, Fetcham and Great Bookham.
Get Planning and Architecture has overseen a number of successful projects in the Mole Valley in Surrey. Our team of experts have worked on a wide range of projects here, and are familiar with the Local Planning Authority.
Mole Valley Planning & Conservation Areas
Conservation areas are sites of historical or architectural importance. Building and redevelopment can be a more complex process due to more planning regulations and constraints applying within such areas. However our highly trained staff have the expertise to address more challenging planning and design issues. We achieve the aims of our clients both on an aesthetic and functional level whilst adhering to regulations set out by the local planning authority.
Mole Valley conservation areas:
Abinger Hammer, Great Bookham, Ashstead, Holmbury St Mary, Betchworth, Horley, Broadmoor, Leatherhead, Brockham, Leigh, Buckland, Little Bookham, Capel, Mickleham, Charwood, Milton Street, Coldharbour, Newdigate, Dorking, Oakwood Hill, Fetcham, Ockley, Friday Street, Pixham Lane, Forest Green,
Planning in Mole Valley
In the 10 years since the 2001 Census there has been a 6.3 per cent rise in population in the district. In 2001 there were approximately 80,287 residents compared to 85,375 in 2011. The number of households within Mole Valley has also risen. With the current shortage of housing in the South East of England, there is a lot of demand for housing developments such as new builds and extensions. If you are looking at submitting a planning application for one of these then Get Planning and Architecture has professional architects and planners who can assist you throughout the process.
Mole Valley Planning Applications & Appeals
Within the Mole Valley district there are approximately 40 planning applications submitted to the Local Planning Authority each week. With regard to planning appeals (where a planning application has been refused by the Local Planning Authority) there are, on average, 4 submitted weekly.
Mole Valley News
Get Planning and Architecture is keen to keep up-to-date with architecture and planning news in order to understand the needs within the area. Mole Valley District Council’s plans to build a housing development consisting of 500 homes on a 32 acre site in order to improve both the local economy and housing shortage within Leatherhead. There has been some opposition from countryside campaigners but the council argue the development could potentially bring in more than £3m yearly in additional spending in the town centre.
Barratt Homes has been selected as the preferred developer if planning permission is granted. If given the go ahead they will also pay a maximum of £4m as a community infrastructure levy to support the homes. Out of the 500 homes, 200 will be made available as affordable housing. This will ease the pressure on the council to provide the current shortage of homes within the district and meet housing targets and should also assist those who are trying to move into better accommodation. If planning permission is granted, construction of the development was due to begin in 2016/17.
Mole Valley Contact Information
Mole Valley – Local Planning Authority
Mole Valley District Council
Surrey RH4 1SJ
For more information, visit www.molevalley.gov.uk