Draft Local Plan (Regulation 18) 2022-2040

This consultation has now closed. We are analysing the comments that have been submitted. The comments will help to inform the preparation the next version of the plan for consultation, which will be the version of the Local Plan that the council intends to submit to the government for examination.  

We will publish a Consultation Statement alongside the next version of the Local Plan that will provide a summary of the main issues that have been raised and our response. 

For further detail regarding the next steps, please refer to the Local Development Scheme that sets out the anticipated timetable for the preparation of the local plan through to its adoption. 

Welcome to the consultation

Epsom and Ewell are preparing a new Local Plan and want you to have your say. On this page you will find links to the consultation documents and questionnaire. You can view both the desk top published version (pdf) and structured document (with questions embedded) below. In order to give us your feedback on the Plan please visit the "structured document" where you will see a series of questions related to each policy. You do not have to answer them all.

You can also open the questionnaire separately and answer whilst viewing the desk top published version.

You will find a selection of the core evidence base documents that have informed the Local Plan at the bottom of this consultation page. The full suite of evidence base documents that have informed the Local Plan can be accessed on our evidence base webpage.

For further information about the Local Plan process and planning in general please visit our Council web page.


Due to essential maintenance work being carried out by our third party software provider, Inovem, the Draft Local Plan consultation platform will be unavailable for a short period from 17:30 GMT on Friday 10 March. Inovem has informed us that the platform will be restored after 12:00 GMT on Saturday 11 MarchPlease ensure that you save any answers to the questionnaire within the consultation platform before 17:30 on Friday 10 March.

The Draft Local Plan, supporting documents and evidence base will still be available on our website https://www.epsom-ewell.gov.uk/local-plan and you can still respond by email and letter during this period.

We apologise for any inconvenience this causes. Should you require any clarification about this disruption please contact us by emailing localplan@epsom-ewell.gov.uk or calling 01372 732000.

Consultation Ends


Consultation Material

The Draft Local Plan, Draft Policies Map and Sustainability Appraisal – interim report can be accessed under consultation documents below. 

The core evidence base documents that have informed the Draft Local Plan, in addition to an FAQ document and Draft Local Plan – Made Easy Guide, can be accessed under supporting documents below.  

The full suite of evidence that has informed our Draft Local Plan can be accessed on our evidence base webpage.

UPDATE 3/2/23

Draft Local Plan consultation period to be extended

Epsom and Ewell Borough Council (EEBC) is extending the deadline of the Draft Local Plan Consultation to Sunday 19 March 2023. The decision has been made after a small number of inconsistencies were discovered between the version of the Draft Local Plan that can be accessed through the consultation platform and the PDF versions on EEBC’s website. The extension will ensure that respondents to the consultation are not disadvantaged. EEBC have now amended the PDF versions on the website and published a schedule of the changes made to the document.

UPDATE 2/2/23

Please note the following text was omitted in error from the PDF available on the website and consultation platform on 1 and 2 February. The current version in both of these locations now includes this text: 

End of Paragraph 3.1

The scale and location of growth proposed has been informed by careful consideration of the evidence and the balancing of the social, economic and environmental positive and negative effects which could arise from growth and development in the borough. 

The above text is in the Draft Local Plan approved by the Licencing and Planning Policy Committee on 30 January 2023.

Introductory video

Have questions for us?

Council Officers will be available to speak to you in person at the following places

  •  Monday 13 February 14:30 – 19:30 Bourne Hall, Azalea Room 
  • Thursday 16 February 12:00 – 17:00, Ashley Centre, Central Square
  • Tuesday 21 February 14:30 – 19:30,  Bourne Hall, Azalea room   
  • Wednesday 22 February 10:30 – 15:30,   Community & Wellbeing Centre, Sefton Road
  • Saturday 25 February 11:00 - 16:00, Ashley Centre, Central Square
  • Tuesday 28 February 10:30 - 15:30, Community & Wellbeing Centre, Sefton Road


  • Opened
    1 Feb 2023 at 12:00
  • Closed
    19 Mar 2023 at 23:59