Caterham, Chaldon & Whyteleafe Neighbourhood Plan
Planning the future of our four parishes
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.
Under the Government’s proposals, Local Plans would identify three categories of land:
1. Areas earmarked for “Growth” which would be considered suitable for substantial development and where outline approval would be automatically granted
2. Areas earmarked for “Renewal” suitable for some development, such as “gentle densification”
3. Areas considered to be “Protected” in which development is restricted.
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.
We are about to publish the ‘Submission Version’ of the Neighbourhood Plan. This will be delivered to Tandridge District Council, who will consult on it for approximately six weeks. It is important that you have a look at the document and give your views, even if it is simply to offer your support.
Then, the Plan will be examined by an Independent Examiner. After that, there will be a local referendum, which will be open to everyone registered to vote in the Neighbourhood Plan area. If we achieve a majority of 51% or more, the Plan will be ‘made’ and will form part of the Local Plan, and will carry weight in determining planning policies.
The documents that you will be able to view are:
- The Caterham, Chaldon and Whyteleafe Neighbourhood Plan – Submission 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
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...
The Neighbourhood Plan Examination took place on March 10th and was led by Mr Jeremy Edge. The key areas of concern for the examiner were: To understand the Housing Statistics which had been updated for the Examination. Mr Edge seemed very satisfied with the Data he...
The Examiner provided his Agenda and Questions for the Public Examination of the Neighbourhood Plan on 18th February. This made it clear his main concerns were to understand the Housing Data quoted in the Plan and their implications for future forward planning in...
We have been working hard during the last six weeks on providing the examiner with updated information on the local Green Spaces we have chosen to preserve and also updating him on the Housing consents that have been given in the in the Neighbourhood Plan area...