Policy CCW4 defines Neighbourhood Character Areas within the Neighbourhood Plan area. The full detail of these and other Character Areas can be found in the Neighbourhood Plan Design Guidelines document.
- Character Area 01: Rural Fringe (Map P 25)
- Character Area 02: Queen’s Park & Chaldon (Map P 38)
- Character Area 03: Caterham-on-the-Hill West ( Map P 44)
- Character Area 04: Caterham-on-the-Hill East ( Map P 57)
- Character Area 05: Whyteleafe Valley Side ( Map P 66)
- Character Area 06: Whyteleafe and Caterham Valley Bottom ( Map P 74)
- Character Area 07: Wooded Caterham Valley ( Map P 89)
Character Area 01: Rural Fringe
The predominant feel for this area should be of low density with nucleated or isolated developments enveloped within a woodland setting;
Character Area 02: Queen’s Park & Chaldon
The predominant feel should range between low density detached developments to high density terraced houses;
Character Area 03: Caterham- on-the-Hill West
The area contains a mixture of developments with differing structure and layout which can be broadly defined by Caterham Barracks, the post-war developments and modern village style developments in cul-de-sac arrangement; however, the predominant feel is of a high density residential area;
Character Area 04: Caterham- on-the-Hill East
The area has a low to medium density development character mainly made up of detached homes that should be preserved;
Character Area 05: Whyteleafe Valley Side
The low density residential character and the surrounding rural/semi-rural landscape should be preserved and where possible enhanced;
Character Area 06a: Whyteleafe Centre Valley Bottom
Includes-Whyteleafe urban centre, in between two rail corridors with large commercial sites, clusters of shops and higher density residential, within a steep sided valley.
Character Area 06b: Caterham Centre
Includes: Caterham Valley urban centre, focused around the station and pedestrianised Church Walk Shopping Centre with a high concentration of commercial activity, also within a steep sided valley.
Character Area 07: Wooded Caterham Valley
The predominant feel on this area should be of low to medium density, set within woodland in an undulating topography;