The Camberley Society recently responded to the consultation by Surrey Heath Borough Council on their Draft Local Plan. It was a very large document with a lot of supporting paper, so the task was not at all easy.
The Borough have an unenviable task.
- On the one hand they must respond to Government demands for more housebuilding or they will lose local control over planning decisions that should be made locally giving developers a more or less free hand to do whatever they want.
- On the other hand the space for more housing development in Surrey Heath is very limited and development here is no longer a sustainable option. Surrey Heath have been forced to rely on neighbouring authorities to provide some of the required development.