Header ()

  • Stephen Cooksey Leader of Mole Valley Council ()
    Article: Feb 16, 2020

    Council needs resident's views on draft Local Plan and inclusion of Green Belt sites to meet Government targets

    Liberal Democrat controlled Mole Valley Council is consulting residents on a draft Local Plan. The Council needs an approved Local Plan in order to protect our area from undesirable development. To get approval, the plan must meet the Government target for new housing. This is currently set so high that it can only be met by releasing a small amount of Green Belt land. The Council does not believe this is in the best interests of Mole Valley and will continue trying to get this target cut.

  • Affordable Housing ()
    Article: Feb 16, 2020

    This draft plan, whilst largely inherited from the previous administration, offer opportunities for improvement and innovative policies which have been introduced by the Lib Dems.

    More affordable housing

    The draft plan offers positive opportunities for our communities. For example, the plan will ensure that more affordable homes are built, especially in rural areas, and will encourage social rents and shared ownership. It will also prioritise smaller family homes in the mix.

  • Paul and Margaret ()
    Article: Feb 16, 2020
    • Obtained approval for the Claire and James House redevelopment and started work on the Riverside Park project.
    • Declared a Climate Emergency in June. Introduced water-refilling stations and more electric charging points.
    • Supported new business initiatives all around the District, including markets.
    • Launched 'Opportunity Dorking' with a fund of £275,000 to look at ways to support businesses and rejuvenate the town centre.
    • Continued our campaign to improve broadband connectivity in rural areas, with a £50,000 funding injection.
  • Flytipping
    Article: Feb 16, 2020
    • An investment of £200,000 to implement green environmental policies. "We will also increase the number of free 30 minute parking spaces," says Councillor Clayton Wellman, "as well as business and low-paid worker parking permit schemes."
    • "Increasing the grant made to Citizens Advice is a sound and a caring investment because of the support they give to residents in need," says Cllr Hazel Watson.
    • Budget was also set aside for an anti-littering campaign and the deployment of mobile cameras will undoubtedly help stop fly-tipping.
    • Providing youth related activities in school holidays, not only helps kids and families, it can also prevent anti-social behaviour. Money well spent.