Draft Settlement Investment and Development (ID) Plans-Esher

The Core Strategy

2.6 The Core Strategy provides the overarching context for the future development of the Borough. Policy CS9 sets out a specific strategy for Esher to 2026 and the Settlement Investment and Development Schedules contained in Appendix 2 of the Core Strategy provide an outline of the delivery of development and investment expected within the settlement area.  In summary the Core Strategy sets out:

  • An anticipated level of housing provision in the area to be between 250 and 300 units between 2011 and 2026.
  • Increase hotel capacity.
  • No identified need for additional retail floorspace.
  • 1 form of entry at primary school level (dependent on provision at Claygate).
  • Parking strategy to give consideration to the adoption of a local management plan.

2.7 The delivery of development and infrastructure will change over time.  Up-to-date information will be included within the Council’s Infrastructure Delivery Plan, Authority’s Monitoring Report and Strategic Housing and Employment Land Availability Assessment[1]

2.8 The following table shows the settlement’s housing delivery [2]

Housing delivery
Anticipated level of housing delivery in plan period (2011 to 2026)
Dwellings built in 2011/12
Dwellings under construction in 2011/12
Dwellings with permission not yet implemented in 2011/12
Estimated number of dwellings on small sites from 2015 to 2026
Estimated remaining housing to be delivered on larger sites from 2012 to 2026
1. www.elmbridge.gov.uk/planning/policy/evidencebase.htm [back]
2. Figures taken from the Strategic Housing and Employment Land Availability Assessment 2012 [back]