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Services at a glance

Pre Application Services

Planning Applications

Certificates of Lawfulness

Permitted Development

Planning Appeals

Enforcement

Heritage & Conservation

Prior Approvals

Changes of Use

Supporting Statements

Drawings & CGI

Consultation Services

  • The Mole Valley area includes:

    • Green Belt: To protect the countryside from urban encroachment.

    • Conservation Areas: Such as Dorking and Leatherhead.

    • Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI): Includes Box Hill, famous for its natural beauty and biodiversity.

  • Dorking, Pixham   Lane   Coldharbour   Oakwood Hill   Charlwood   Buckland   Great Bookham   Milton Street   Ashstead   Leigh   Brockham   Fetcham   Forest Green   Broadmoor   Mickleham   Betchworth   Newdigate   Leatherhead   Capel   Friday Street   Ockley   Little Bookham   Abinger Hammer   Westcott   Horley   Holmbury St Mary   Dorking

  • The Mole Valley District is covered by the postcode districts RH3, RH4, RH5, KT21, KT22, KT23, and KT24.

Mole Valley

Mole Valley, situated in Surrey, is a district celebrated for its picturesque landscapes and strategic urban planning. The district includes the historic towns of Dorking and Leatherhead, both known for their charming high streets and historical landmarks. Dorking, with its antique shops and the iconic Dorking Halls, reflects the town's heritage. Mole Valley’s planning emphasizes the preservation of its natural beauty, with extensive green belt areas and the North Downs providing stunning backdrops. Box Hill, a prominent landmark, offers panoramic views and is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Leatherhead is a blend of historic and modern, with the Leatherhead Theatre and modern business parks contributing to its vibrant economy. The district's transport links, including the M25 motorway and direct rail services to London, enhance its accessibility. Mole Valley’s commitment to preserving its historical and natural assets while accommodating modern development makes it a desirable place to live.

Local Authority at a glance

Mole Valley

Planning Policy & Housing Delivery

Mole Valley

  • Adopted Local Plan: Local Plan 2000, "Future Mole Valley" under examination.

  • Neighbourhood Plans: Several, including Bookham, Westcott.

  • Five-Year Housing Supply: Yes.

  • New Plan: "Future Mole Valley" Local Plan expected for adoption in 2024.

  • Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs): Yes, includes SPDs on Conservation Areas, Housing Standards, and Sustainable Development.

  • Housing Delivery Test 2022: 58% - Not Acceptable (requires improvement)​

2023 Statistics & Performance

  • Applications Received: 800

  • Applications Decided: 750

  • Appeals Allowed: 8

  • Appeals Dismissed: 14

  • % of Applications Determined Within Statutory Period: 79%

  • Analysis: Mole Valley District Council managed applications effectively, with the number of appeals allowed being low. The percentage of applications processed within the statutory period suggests competent administrative processes.

For further and detailed information, please refer to the statistical data published by the UK Government on planning applications and performance tables (GOV.UK)

Address: Pippbrook, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 1SJ

Phone: 01306 885 001

Email: planning@molevalley.gov.uk

Website: Mole Valley District Council

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