Draft Settlement Investment and Development (ID) Plans-Esher

Is an allocation the same as planning permission?

1.37 No it’s not. An allocation in a Settlement ID Plan provides much greater certainty as to the future development of a site. These sites are all subject to public consultation, sustainability appraisal, viability assessment and ultimately, agreement by the Council. An allocation does not grant planning permission.  However, it does show that the Council agrees with the general principle of development  but all proposals will still be subject to detailed consideration against relevant planning policies should an application be submitted.