LoSRA has received the following self-explanatory email from the Strategic Planning Manager for Spelthorne Council:
We hope you have seen recent updates on our website on the new Local Plan. We have just published our Issues and Options consultation response document [433kb], where you can view the summary responses to our first consultation that we carried out in May and June 2018. If you have registered on our consultation portal at https://consult.spelthorne.gov.uk you can also log in to view the responses in full.
We have updated our Local Development Scheme 2017-2021 [479kb] with a revised timetable to take account of the additional work the Strategic Planning Team is undertaking in order to respond to the Heathrow Expansion proposals. As a result, we are now intending to hold our next public consultation on Preferred Options in Summer 2019.
During the period from now until our next consultation, the team is busy continuing to produce evidence and developing options for the new Local Plan. Part of this evidence includes a Stage 2 Green Belt Assessment, which will be assessing smaller parcels of land already reviewed at Stage 1 Spelthorne Green Belt Assessment Report [8Mb]. The methodology for Stage 2 was subject to consultation in July/August 2018 and is available to view: Green Belt Assessment - Stage 2 Methodology [596kb].
We will be publishing the Stage 2 assessment and other relevant evidence when we carry out our next public consultation in Summer 2019. This will ensure it can be considered in the context of the new Local Plan as a whole and the options we consult on. We will decide on a suitable length of consultation beyond the usual 6 weeks that allows for all the documents to be read and digested by all our residents and stakeholders.
Strategic Planning Manager