Mole Valley parking review 2024

There are a number of stages involved in the review, these are shown below.

The current stage is: Advertising and objections


During September and October 2023, we looked at some parking issues across the district. These issues had been brought to our attention largely by members of the public, the police, councillors and highway officers since the previous review took place. We have visited, assessed, and prioritised the requests for new or amended parking controls, and wrote a report with recommendations on what proposals should be taken forward.


All proposals have been agreed by county councillors prior to authorisation being given to advertise them by the Parking and Traffic Enforcement Team manager.

Advertising and objections

Now that the parking proposals have been agreed we will advertise them for a 28 day period starting on 11 April 2024. The Mole Valley parking review 2024 legal notice (PDF) will be published in the local press. Street notices will be erected on site at each location plus drawings and a statement of reasons are available to view at the bottom of this page. Those properties immediately fronting locations where changes are being proposed will be notified individually by letter or flyer. Where there is a proposed resident permit scheme, residents will also receive a set of frequently asked questions.

Copies of the proposed order, together with plans showing the lengths of roads to which the orders relate and a statement of reasons for proposing the order may be inspected, free of charge at the following locations, all during normal opening hours:

  • Ashtead Library, Woodfield Lane, Ashtead, Surrey, KT21 2BQ
  • Dorking Library, St Martin's Walk, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 1UT
  • Leatherhead Library and Help Shop, The Mansion, Church Street, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 8DP
  • Bookham Library, Townshott Close, Great Bookham, Surrey, KT23 4DQ
  • Mole Valley District Council, Pippbrook, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 1SJ, during normal office hours

During the 28 day advertising period, you can let us have your views about any of the proposed changes. If you wish to comment on, support or object to any of the proposals you must do so in writing by either:

Please make sure that we receive your comments by 9 May 2024. Please note that we will not be looking at these responses in detail until after the deadline for making comments has passed, so please do not include questions or queries in your response.

Please also note that we require both comments in support and objections to a proposal to make our final decision.

To find the relevant plans, open the Mole Valley parking review 2024 statement of reasons (PDF) and in the contents list on pages 2 to 4, select the road that you are interested in, to jump to the relevant part of the document about the road. The plan number will be at the end of the description.


All objections, support and comment responses will then be compiled into a decision report which will include a recommendation on how to proceed at each location. County councillors and the Parking and Traffic Enforcement Team manager will need to agree this report so that installation of the restrictions can take place. Those who respond to the advertisement will be notified of the decisions by email or by letter prior to installation.

Please note that some proposals may be removed or amended. A summary of the comments, objections and outcomes will be available on this page at the appropriate time, as well as any amended plans.

There is no 'appeal' stage. If you do not like any decision that is reached by members and officers who consider the objections then you would need to submit a new request for the location to be assessed again in the next Mole Valley parking review.


Once approval has been given, we will revisit all of the locations where new restrictions are due to be implemented. Each location will be marked up; final drawings will be prepared and will be issued to the lining contractor for them to install the road markings. At the same time we will place the accompanying signing order. As signs are manufactured to our requirements, there can be a time delay between the lines appearing on the road and new signs being installed.

We also make the required changes to the legal traffic regulation orders. The new controls and restrictions then come into effect and will be enforceable. The final notice will be available to view on this page at the appropriate time.

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