2. Submission

The Reigate & Banstead Development Management Plan (DMP) was submitted to the Secretary of State for Local Government on 18 May 2018 and will now be subject to an independent examination by a Planning Inspector.

As explained in paragraph 182 of the National Planning Policy Framework, the Inspector’s role is to assess whether the plan has been prepared in accordance with legal and procedural requirements (including Duty to Cooperate between public bodies) and whether it is “sound” (whether the plan is justified, effective, consistent with national planning policy and positively prepared).

Programme Officer 

A Programme Officer, Mr Chris Banks of Banks Solutions, has been appointed to organise and manage the administration and procedural matters of the examination process on behalf of the appointed Inspector. He will act as the liaison between the Inspector, Reigate & Banstead Borough Council and representors. The Programme Officer is an independent officer, has no involvement with the preparation of the Development Management Plan and reports directly to the Planning Inspector.

The Programme Officer will also contact all those who responded to the publication of the Proposed Submission DMP at the Regulation 19 stage to provide further detail on the examination process.

Any correspondence or queries relating to the examination process, or any matters that anyone wishes to raise with the Inspector, should be directed to the Programme Officer:

Address: C/O Banks Solutions, 64 Lavinia Way, East Preston, West Sussex, BN16 1EF

Email: bankssolutionsuk@gmail.com

Tel: 01903 783722

Documents Submitted

A full indexed list of all of the submission core and supporting evidence documents is available here. All documents in this list are available to download from web links.  Quick links to key documents are below:

Viewing Documents

Hard copies of those documents listed above are available for inspection at the main Council Offices in the Town Hall, Reigate during normal opening hours. Copies of the Local Plan and Submission Policies Maps, Sustainability Appraisal, and Consultation and Publication Statements will also be available for inspection at any of the Borough's libraries during their normal opening hours.  Further details can be found here.

Purchasing copies

A hard copy of the Submission Development Management Plan (2018) (including maps) can be purchased from Reigate & Banstead Borough Council for a cost of £12.00 plus postage costs (£5.50 for first class, £3.00 for second class. Additional postage costs may apply if ordering more than one copy). Please call 01737 276178 or email LDF@reigate-banstead.gov.uk to request a copy. Hard copies of all other documents are available on request, at the cost of printing the document. 


The Council published the Proposed Submission Development Management Plan (2018) between 10 January 2018 and 4 May 2018 in accordance with Regulation 19 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012.  This followed a consultation (Regulation 18) between August and October 2016 on the Development Management Plan; potential issues and draft policies.

For further information please see the Regulation 18 or Regulation 19 webpages.

Representations submitted on the Regulation 19 Development Management Plan are available to view here