Caterham, Chaldon & Whyteleafe Neighbourhood Plan
Planning the future of our four parishes
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.
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
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...
The Steering Group has responded to the request of the Neighbourhood Plan ( NP) Examiner, Jeremy Edge, to complete pro formas on all the Local Green Spaces listed in the NP. At Regulation 16 consultation, TDC and a small number of Landowners had expressed concern at...
On 6th December 2019 the steering group received a request from Tandridge District Council that the neighbourhood plan examiner required an update of figure 5.2 in the NP housing section (brown field sites), also that he would require a detailed pro forma to be...
The Westway will re-open on 1st October 2019. It is now run by a local committee.
The Caterham, Chaldon & Whyteleafe Neighbourhood Plan consultation concluded on 2nd September 2019. Please take a look at the consultation portal website to view the submitted neighbourhood plan and the comments that were received.
The Caterham, Chaldon and Whyteleafe Neighbourhood Plan (CCWNP) has been a collaboration of many residents and local groups with input from local businesses. The policies in the document have been drafted to address the challenges that face Caterham and the...
Consultant planning inspector confirms that the Neighbourhood Plan and supporting documentation are "entirely fit for purpose" and added " it is consistent with national policy as contained in the NPPF July 2018. It takes account of the strategic policies contained in...