Caterham, Chaldon & Whyteleafe Neighbourhood Plan
Planning the future of our four parishes
The key points of the Inspector’s letter, in the context of the Government reappraisal of the algorithm to calculate local housing targets and also the impending debate on the Planning For The Future White Paper in the New Year
Results from the questionnaire issued to organise a local response to the Government White Pager “Planning for the Future”
About the Neighbourhood Plan
The Neighbourhood Plan is an important document, created from an evidence base that will be used to determine planning applications within Caterham, Chaldon and Whyteleafe (view map). It will be formally examined and subject to a local referendum, which, if successful means that it will sit alongside the Tandridge Local Plan offering detail relevant to our area.
The Plan has been developed over many years by a Steering Group comprising volunteers from the four Parish and Village Councils (Caterham Hill, Caterham Valley, Chaldon and Whyteleafe). These volunteers have worked over a period of eight years undertaking research and accumulating evidence, which has been distilled into the current version of the neighbourhood plan.
Importantly, the Neighbourhood Plan provides a tool for us to protect the special character and green spaces that we have. It will also enable us to receive 25% of developer contributions (Community Infrastructure Levy) coming from development in our area. This money can be put towards community projects.
The documents that you will be able to view are:
- The Caterham, Chaldon and Whyteleafe Neighbourhood Plan – Referendum Version – this contains the policies
- The local views that we wish to protect
- The Local Green Spaces that we wish to protect
- The Caterham, Chaldon and Whyteleafe Neighbourhood Plan Design Guidelines
- The Consultation Statement – setting out how we have encouraged local people to get involved
Consultation Statement Appendices
- The Basic Conditions Statement – showing how our Plan conforms to national and local planning policy
- The profile of the neighbourhood area
- The supporting evidence
- The Strategic Environmental Assessment – which sets out how we have ensured that the Plan does not impact negatively on the environment.
- Strategic Environmental Assessment Consultation Report
- Habitat Regulations Assessment Stage 1: Screening – which ensures that consideration is given to sites protected by European Directives as part of the development of planning policy.
Get in touch
If you would like more information or have any questions about the Neighbourhood Plan, please email: email@example.com or write to Parish Clerk Salmons, Salmons Lane, Whyteleafe, Surrey CR3 0HB
View the modified Neighbourhood Plan and its appendices, Appendix A and Appendix B
The Caterham, Chaldon and Whyteleafe Neighbourhood Plan (NP) was passed by the Planning Policy Committee of Tandridge District Council on 24th September and will be given significant weight in all local planning decisions from now on-meaning that Planning Officers will need to take account NP policies in making planning decisions. The NP will be subject to a Public Referendum when Government Regulations allow-hopefully next Spring.
NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN LATEST NEWS-PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE GOVERNMENT CONSULTATION
The Government has published a White Paper outlining changes to the Planning System and a consultation on the proposals is now running until the end of October 2020.The Government aims to simplify the Planning System in order to stimulate house building.
Caterham Hill and Caterham Valley Parish Councils and Chaldon and Whyteleafe Village Councils have given their full support to the Neighbourhood Plan.
The Steering Group has now received a further version of the Examiner’s Report for Fact Checking. The Steering Group is very appreciative of a Letter which has been received by the Chair of the Steering Group from the Examiner which has assisted in aiding our...
Members of the Steering Group have now met with TDC Officers on Wednesday 24th June to discuss the Examiner’s Draft Report.
The Examiner’s Report has now arrived and is available to view on this website. He has made a large number of suggestions for changes to the Plan prior to recommending that Tandridge submit this for Regulation 18 approval at the Planning Policy Committee Meeting in September.
The Steering Group has now had had some positive feedback from the Examiner. Our Plan is sound, but he is just finishing off a 100-page report on it which is going to recommend quite a few changes. In particular, we understand the Examiner wants a reframing of some of...