About the Local Plan
This section is intended to help people looking for information about the Local Plan.Every planning authority is responsible for drawing up a Development Plan setting out its policies and proposals for building development and land use in their area. Each District or Borough Council prepares a Local Plan for their area.
The Local Plan guides and informs day to day decisions as to whether or not planning permission should be granted, under the system known as development control.
The Local Plan for Reigate & Banstead
The current Local Plan for Reigate & Banstead is the Borough Local Plan 2005. The First Alteration, comprising the Revised Deposit Draft 2000 incorporating the Proposed Modifications 2004, was adopted and came into operation on 7 April 2005. It was then combined with the unaltered parts of the 1994 Borough Local Plan, to form the Borough Local Plan 2005.
Who will the Local Plan be of interest to?
It will be of interest to everyone concerned with development in the Borough.
It gives a degree of certainty to landowners, developers and the public as to what kind of development will and will not be permitted in the area.
There were opportunities for public involvement at various stages in the preparation process.
How can I get a copy of it?
The Borough Local Plan 2005 is available from the Borough Council. It can be viewed on our website, or you can see copies at libraries and Help Shops in the Borough, or the Town Hall. Copies can be purchased via the Town Hall.
In the preparation of the Local Plan, a number of draft documents and details about the preparation process have been published. There are also previous plans which were replaced. Some of this historic information is available on the website or can be viewed by request via the Town Hall.
For more information on the Town and Country Planning system visit:
- Planning Portal
- Planning, building and the environment (Department for Communities and Local Government website)
- Royal Town Planning Institute website.
The Planning policies page for a list of planning policy publications and to read further information on the Borough Council's planning and development control policy.
Last updated : 28/09/2010