The Local Plan Inspector is still considering whether or not to approve Tandridge District Council’s Local Plan. Following the rejection by the Government’s Housing Infrastructure Fund (HIF) of Tandridge District Council’s bid for £57 million to deliver road infrastructure for its proposed South Godstone Garden Community, the Inspector has now sent a letter to the Council asking them a number of questions about viability and deliverability.
To read the Inspector's letter:
The Inspector’s Programme Officer has said: “These are matters that he needs to explore further before he can issue his full post hearings letter which is otherwise substantially complete. The process from this point will be for the Council to respond and we will need to agree the timescale for this in due course. The Inspector will consider that response and decide what needs to be done at that point. That may, or may not include seeking views of other participants.”
Last month, the Council heard that its bid for money to upgrade junction 6 of the M25 and the A264 Felbridge junction with the A22 to facilitate the South Godstone Garden Community, had been rejected. News report on this link:
The South Godstone scheme is the main plank of the Council’s new Local Plan.