February 2024: If the Inspector does not receive Mole Valley’s modifications immediately, it will create further delays as the District Council will not be able to make any agreements before the local elections in May. If the changes are agreed, it is expected that the Local Plan will be adopted by late summer 2024. If they cannot be agreed before the pre-election period, the Local Plan will be delayed until the end of May and the adoption date will not be until the end of the year. However, more delays could occur if there is a general election in the autumn. The Plan will now include all proposed sites, apart from one in Leatherhead which is not deliverable and cannot be achieved. All sites will remain speculative until the Plan is adopted.