The Elmbridge Borough Council (EBC) Local Plan consultation opened on 19th August 2019 as expected and now that we have access to the full consultation documentation our team is busy analysing the information.

Questionnaire Problems

The consultation information and online questionnaire are provided via the EBC consultation website which has had some technical problems, and some have had problems navigating the site and finding the questionnaire itself.

The technical problems seem to have been resolved but some are still having problems navigating the site. In particular, access to the online questionnaire is not obvious as it appears at the foot of the “A New Local Plan: The Options Consultation” page, which is not seen unless you scroll to the very bottom of the page.

Elmbridge Borough Council Public Meetings

The free EBC’s public meeting on the 2nd September 2019 for Cobham, Oxshott, Downside and Stoke D’Abernon is 'Sold Out' but we are pressing the council to provide an additional one for Cobham, Oxshott, Downside and Stoke D’Abernon. You can register to attend one of the other meetings even though their focus will be on a different area of Elmbridge. The dates of the meetings currently announced are:-

  1. Tuesday 27 August 2019 - Weybridge
  2. Wednesday 28 August 2019 - Walton-on-Thames and Hersham
  3. Thursday 29 August 2019 - Molesey
  4. Monday 2 September 2019 - Cobham, Oxshott and Stoke D'AbernonSOLD OUT!
  5. Tuesday 3 September 2019 - The Dittons and Hinchley Wood
  6. Thursday 5 September 2019 - Esher and Claygate

You can only attend one of the meetings and you must have a ticket. To obtain your ticket you must register online via the following link: 

All these meetings will be webcast live so you will be able to attend ‘virtually’ via the following link:

Cobham Green Belt Group Public Meeting

The Cobham Green Belt Group will be having a public meeting in mid-September (venue and date to be confirmed soon) to give residents an opportunity to ask questions about the process and hopefully get answers. We will be inviting our councillors to join us at that meeting.

How to Respond to the Consultation

Our team is analysing the information provided and will provide advice and recommendations via the website by the 1st September 2019. This will enable our residents to take part before the end of the consultation on Mon 30th September 2019.

In the meantime, do register on the EBC Consultation website at

and look at the information available.

Local Plan Options Consultation DocumentOne of the key EBC documents is “The Options Consultation Document”. For your convenience we have made it available via the following link in case you have difficulty finding it on the Elmbridge Consultation Website:

EBC Local Plan Options Consultation Document

For all the latest consultation documentation and the questionnaire, be sure to visit


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