Surrey 2050 Place Ambition

The Surrey Future workshop on planning for the future held in June 2018 gave the Surrey Future Steering Board a remit to develop a new approach to growth for Surrey as a whole.

An agreed shared vision and set of strategic priorities was seen as central to this and in July 2019 the Surrey Future Steering Board launched "Surrey's 2050 Place Ambition" to facilitate good growth which:

  • is proportionate and sustainable, focusing on the places where people bothLink to a map of the Surrey Place Ambition, which encompasses the agreed shared vision and set of strategic priorities that partners are working towards. The map shows a range of transport infrastructure improvements to be delivered throughout the strategy's lifespan up to 2050 as well as five new community settlements. In addition, the larger strategic opportunity areas act as the focus for increased infrastructure delivery, such as housing. live and work;
  • supports overall improvements to the health and well-being of our residents;
  • is supported by the necessary infrastructure investment - including green infrastructure;
  • delivers high quality design in our buildings and public realm;
  • increases resilience and flexibility in the local economy;
  • builds resilience to the impacts of climate change and flooding;
  • is planned and delivered at a local level while recognising that this will inevitably extend at times across administrative boundaries.

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The Surrey 2050 Place Ambition recognises the value of local engagement and builds on existing aspirations and actions that partners are working towards.

The next stage of the strategy is to prepare an Implementation Framework with a clear set of strategic priorities for the partners to deliver during the first 10 year period (2020 to 2030). In order to shape this, six roundtables were held between December 2019 and January 2020 with experts in each of the fields to explore key themes. A summary of each of the roundtable discussions as well as attendance lists is available to download below.

A report setting out the shared vision and set of strategic priorities for the Surrey 2050 Place Ambition is also available to download below. The presentations from our 2019 conference can be seen on the Surrey 2050 Place Ambition Conference page.

Surrey Development Forum

The inaugural meeting of the Surrey Development Forum took place in October 2020, bringing together key stakeholders including the county council, districts, boroughs and developers to identify and address strategic issues, share best practice and to facilitate collaborative, creative thinking to achieve sustainable growth in Surrey for the benefit of the current and future communities. The Forum builds on existing collaborations and partnerships and brings together councils and developers early to discuss these issues constructively and on a non-site specific, county wide basis.

The Forum will consider critical issues facing the Surrey area over the next 30 years ranging from access to transport and water supply, through to building beautiful, the natural environment and climate change. Participation in the Forum is voluntary, and discussions in the Forum are open to allow a wide range of views to be expressed.


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