Countryside Access - public inquiries, hearings and written representations

Public inquiries/hearings are scheduled to be held for the following orders.

Town and Village Green Public Inquiry for Stokes Hill, Long Ditton - Adjourned

A non-statutory public inquiry to investigate the issues arising from two town and village green applications was held at Long Ditton Village Hall, Ewell Road, Long Ditton, Surbiton, KT6 5LE from Monday 24 April 2023 until 28 April 2023. It was due to reconvene at the same venue at 1pm on 26 May 2023. This has now been temporarily adjourned due to the ill health of one of the parties. It will reconvene a later date to be determined. Any queries about this should be addressed to Daniel Williams at

Please quote references: Application 1880 or Application 1882.

Public Footpaths Numbers 643 and 644 (Banstead)

Definitive Map Modification Order 2018 for footpaths 643 and 644 (Banstead). A public inquiry was held on 24 and 25 May 20221 to determine these Orders.

An interim decision was published by the Planning Inspectorate dated 15 July 2022. In this decision the Order relating to Public Footpath 643 Banstead was confirmed. This path will now be added to the Definitive Map and signed on site in due course.

In relation to Public Footpath 644 (Banstead) the Inspector decided to modify the Order to exclude a portion of the Order route. The modification was advertised on site and in local press with an objection period that ran between 8 September and 6 October 2022.

Objections to the modification were received by the Planning Inspectorate. A second public inquiry will be held commencing at 10am, from 11 to 12 May 2023 at the Walcountians Sports Club, 2 Carshalton Rd, Woodmansterne, Banstead SM7 3HU to determine the case relating to Public Footpath 644 (Banstead) only. Anyone wishing to see the objections should contact the case officer, Catherine Valiant at, quoting ref: CP570