Pre-Application Advice

Unfortunately, Mole Valley District Council (MVDC) are currently unable to offer any pre-application advice.

New Development in the Green Belt

MVDC often gets calls from customers who are being offered the 'chance' to buy a piece of land within the Green Belt, with a view to building a new dwelling.  Please be aware that the development of new dwellings within the Green Belt is contrary to national and local planning policies, and will not be granted planning permission.

Surrey County Council

Surrey County Council provide pre-application advice on Transport Development Planning Matters and relevant charges (see 'Internet Links').

Environment Agency

The Environment Agency can provide relevant advice relating to a proposed development or change of use. More information, and an enquiry form, can be found by following the Environment Agency Pre-Application Enquiry Form link (see 'Internet links').


Thames Water provide information about developing a large site on their website. More information and their contact details can be found by following the 'Thames Water Developer Services' link (see 'Internet Links').

In the South of the District, Southern Water provide similar information and offer a pre-development enquiry service. Details can be found by following the 'Southern Water - Developers and Builders' link (see 'Internet Links').