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Our priorities for Mole Valley

Mole Valley Local Committee Priorities

The current Mole Valley Local Committee priorities cover a range of services and concerns that are felt to be key to the local area.

  • Improving quality of life for residents of Mole Valley
  • Keeping Mole Valley moving and safe
  • Promoting a thriving local economy and access to employment opportunities
  • Supporting a sustainable growth plan for Mole Valley

Examples of issues that will be addressed under these priorities:

Improving quality of life for residents

  • Working with the 'Supporting Families' agenda
  • Preventing young people becoming not in Education, Training and Employment (NEET)
  • Ensuring the Health and Wellbeing agenda reflect Mole Valley's needs
  • Targeting areas of deprivation
  • Ensuring adequate local school places (Primary/ Secondary/ 16+)
  • All Mole Valley schools are 'good schools'
  • Looking out for residents interests (cycling\Gatwick)

Keeping Mole Valley moving and safe

  • Tackling congestion vs speed of travel
  • Tackling obstructive traffic
  • Illegal parking - School 'drop-off' and delivery vehicles
  • Future proofing and ensuring we have 'high-quality roads'
  • Rural access to roads
  • Adequate parking facilities (towns, homes, villages, schools)
  • Appropriate facilities/infrastructure for cyclists
  • Adequate public transport

Promoting a thriving local economy and access to employment opportunities

  • Ensure town centres are sustainable and vibrant
  • Encourage business into Mole Valley and increase local employment opportunities
  • Superfast Broadband (technological infrastructure)
  • Links to rail developments Gatwick
  • Cycling tourism

Supporting a sustainable growth plan for Mole Valley

  • Construction of new homes with a focus on affordable homes
  • Protection of Greenbelt
  • Managing overcrowding
  • Matching infrastructure to housing growth (drainage, roads)
  • Opportunity vs risk of major development

In addition to these priorities a specific requirement was raised to speed up the implementation of decisions made at Committee. This will be taken forward by using a recommendation tracker to highlight timescales for actions and requesting updates on these actions from relevant officers. The recommendation tracker will be a standing item at every Local Committee meeting.

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