Draft Settlement Investment and Development (ID) Plans-Esher

Do we really have room for more development?

1.36 Yes we do. The Strategic Housing and Employment Land Availability Assessment provides a key tool to assess potential capacity for all sites above 6 units. This is updated annually. It is designed to reflect, and take account of, the turnover and ‘churn’ of sites in the Borough and provide an up to date picture on potential capacity. Importantly, it does not allocate sites for development but acts as a guide to whether housing requirements are likely to be met. The Strategic Housing and Employment Land Availability Assessment will continue to play an important role in providing a flexible and up to date response to potential housing capacity but it does not represent Council policy nor does it reflect any views of the local community.