Planning & Development
We know that we need high quality, diverse development to meet housing and business needs. We strongly believe this should happen within a robust plan for the whole district. Too often in the past, development has been crammed into small areas north of the M25, eating up green spaces that allow places like Whyteleafe to breathe. Plans are now being formulated in other parts of the district that offer a more balanced approach. We will keep an eye on all the details, but we broadly support these plans.
Above all, what this more planned approach offers is the chance to enhance our road network, our healthcare and schooling provision and all other aspects of the infrastructure as and when development happens. As you made clear in your responses, you are all fed up with serial piecemeal developments that come with no infrastructure improvements. We will fight as hard as we can to prevent this.