Reigate & Banstead’s Local Plan adopted
Reigate & Banstead Borough Council has formally adopted its Development Management Plan (DMP) after a Government Planning Inspector found it sound and legally compliant. The plan was adopted at the Full Council meeting on Thursday 26 September 2019.
The DMP sets out long-term planning policies to 2027 to guide what development looks like, the standards it should achieve and how the borough’s character, heritage and environment will be protected. The plan also identifies sites where new homes, businesses, shops and facilities could be built.
The DMP’s adoption follows scrutiny of the plan, including public examination sessions led by the Planning Inspector and various rounds of public consultation over the last three years.
The final plan includes modifications recommended by the Inspector in her initial findings, which were consulted on earlier this year.
Cllr Richard Biggs, Executive Member for Planning Policy, said: “We are pleased that our Development Management Plan has been adopted after being found sound by the Planning Inspector and that the changes we needed to make were limited.
“Councillors and officers have worked extremely hard to secure a positive plan for Reigate and Banstead based on robust technical evidence. The Inspector’s findings endorse our view that the DMP will deliver the housing, jobs and infrastructure the borough needs in a sustainable way, while protecting what people love about living here.”
The DMP supports the delivery of the Council’s Core Strategy, which sets out the broad locations and scale of development. Together, the Core Strategy and DMP will replace the 2005 Borough Local Plan.
Find out more on the Council’s website at: www.reigate-banstead.gov.uk/dmp