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Strategic planning policy

Local Planning authorities and county councils are under a legal duty to cooperate with each other on strategic planning matters that cross administrative boundaries. In addition to a shared interest in supporting economic prosperity, meeting housing needs and conserving and enhancing the environment, Surrey County Council has a key role in the provision of infrastructure including for transport, education and waste and flood risk management and the provision of minerals to support growth.

Surrey local strategic statement

Surrey's local authorities have developed a Local Strategic Statement (LSS) to facilitate cooperation on key strategic planning issues. It sets out shared objectives around spatial, infrastructure and economic issues and a broad direction for spatial planning on strategic priorities.

Gatwick Diamond local strategic statement

In March 2012, the local authorities in the Gatwick Diamond (Surrey and West Sussex County Councils, Crawley and Reigate and Banstead Borough Councils and Horsham, Mid Sussex, Mole Valley and Tandridge District Councils) prepared a Local Strategic Statement (LSS) which sought to provide a broad, consistent direction on planning and economic issues. The statement was refreshed in 2016.

Files available to download

  • Surrey Local Strategic Statement (1.7 MB)
    Document produced by the eleven Surrey local authorities and Surrey County Council that sets out the objectives to manage growth sustainably between 2016-2031.
  • Gatwick Diamond Local Strategic Statement Refresh 2016 (1.3 MB)
    A document refresh to the original LSS published in 2012 by the Gatwick Diamond local authorities that established joint working and a means to fulfil the Duty to Cooperate.