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Epsom Town Centre Masterplan Consultation: 24 November to 22 December 2023
Following our consultation in summer 2022, when we heard from 1,979 members of the public and interested parties, Epsom and Ewell Borough Council has now produced a draft masterplan for the town centre. This masterplan will be treated as an "evidence base" document to support the emerging Local Plan (which covers the entire borough), guiding principles behind development of the town centre in years to come. It includes guidelines for developers, investors and infrastructure providers about specific major development sites and more generally, including suggested highways and public space improvements. Click here for more information.
Community Safety Action Plan
Epsom & Ewell Borough Council is keen to hear from residents and businesses in connection with our draft action plan for community safety.
Our borough has long been regarded as a safe place to live and work however when issues do occur, they create significant public concern and if not addressed at an early stage, can escalate quickly and attract further, more serious problems. There is also the aspect of hidden crime where the victim may not have a voice and where vulnerable people are subject to coercion, exploitation and abuse. The pattern of crime and anti-social behaviour across the country is changing, and Epsom and Ewell’s proximity to London as well as its excellent transport links means that community safety is a high priority for the Borough Council and is seen as central to the borough’s future success.
The consultation will run until 17 December 2023. Comments on the plan can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Emissions restrictions for taxis and private hire
Epsom & Ewell Borough Council has committed to tackling Climate Change and reducing pollution in the Borough, and is proposing to phase in a requirement that all private hire and hackney carriages licensed in the Borough meet or exceed the same emissions standards as set by the London Ultra-Low Emissions Zone ('ULEZ'). There are no plans for this to apply to any vehicles other than taxis or private hire vehicles licensed in the Borough.
To assist the trade with the cost of transitioning to greener vehicles it is further proposed to remove the requirement for all hackney carriages to be purpose-built taxis. It is proposed it will remain a requirement that all hackney carriages are wheelchair accessible, except for a very limited number of hackney carriages that will zero emissions (e.g., electric), to encourage the use of these vehicles until suitable zero emissions wheelchair accessible vehicles are available.
Epsom & Ewell Borough Council wants to hear what the licensed trade, residents and local organisations think about the proposals. A 6-week public consultation runs from 19 June until 30 July 2023. Details of the proposal, including the timescale for implementation, can be viewed in the Documents section below. Hard copies of the draft policy can be viewed at the Town Hall.
To give feedback on the proposed licensed vehicle emissions policy please email: email@example.com or write to the Licensing Team, Epsom & Ewell Borough Council, Town Hall, The Parade, Epsom, Surrey, KT18 5BY
The report to the Licencing and Planning Policy of 15th June 2023 provides background to the reasons why the Council is consulting on a hackney carriage and private hire emissions policy.
Read the media release issued by Epsom & Ewell Borough Council on this consultation here: News release: Consultation on Proposed Taxi and Private Hire Emissions Policy
There is also a Q&A on this emissions restrictions consultation for taxis and private hire, here: Q&A: Consultation on Proposed Taxi and Private Hire Emissions Policy.
Draft Local Plan 2022 – 2040 – Public Consultation
This consultation closed on 19 March 2023.
You can find out more information about the consultation and view the responses received on our consultation portal.
Following the close of the consultation on the Draft Local Plan, on 22 March 2023 an Extraordinary Council Meeting was held where a Motion was debated, with the Council agreeing to pause progress on the Local Plan. For further detail, please visit our Draft Local Plan (2022-2040) webpage.
Taxi and Private Hire Draft Policy Consultation.
This consultation finished on 09 September 2022, thank you to everyone who took time to review the documents and complete the survey.
Summary of the responses to the consultation is available at the bottom of this page
On Thursday 27th October 2022 the Licencing and Planning Policy Committee, having considered the consultation responses, agreed to recommend an amended policy for adoption, this is also available at the bottom of this page.
Town Centre Master plan
This consultation ended on 31 August 2022.
Thank you to everyone who responded.
We are currently analysing the responses.
Further information will be made available on our planning policy webpage
Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy Consultation
This consultation ended on 23 August 2022. Thank you to everyone who responded.
If you have any questions about this consultation please contact Annette Snell, Housing Solutions Manager – firstname.lastname@example.org(link sends e-mail)
Local Government Boundary Commission for England public consultation
New boundaries were being proposed for council wards in Epsom and Ewell Borough Council.
The Local Government Boundary Commission wanted to hear what residents and local organisations thought about the proposals. A 10-week public consultation ran from 5 October until 13 December 2021. Thank you to everyone that took part in this consultation.
The Commission has published reports on a dedicated section on its website(link is external) where people can see further details.