Caterham, Chaldon & Whyteleafe Neighbourhood Plan

Planning the future of our four parishes

News Update 3rd March 2020

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 terms of housing provision required in the Neighbourhood Plan Area.  Also to test whether the Local Green Spaces chosen in the Plan met the criteria for the additional level of protection which will be afforded them by being designated Local Green Spaces. The Steering Group has now completed an up to date summary of net Housing Units either built or given permission in the period 2015-2019. This can be located on the CCWNP Website under the Examination Section. The Steering Group has agreed a Statement of Common Ground on the Housing Figures that will be quoted at the hearing, in order to focus on the key strategic issues at the examination.

The Examination is currently scheduled to run from 10am on Tuesday March 10th at the Soper Hall.   Although this is an examination in public, contributions will be restricted to those invited by the Examiner.  Nevertheless, local residents will be made welcome as observers and provided with refreshments.

The ‘Submission Version’ of the Caterham, Chaldon and Whyteleafe Neighbourhood Plan is now available to view (see below)

    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.

    Delivery Plan Timeline

    How do I view the plan?

    We will be uploading the Plan and supporting documents in the next week, so please do check back.

    The documents that you will be able to view are:

    Get in touch

    If you would like more information or have any questions about the Neighbourhood Plan, please email: clerk@ccwnp.org.uk or write to Parish Clerk Salmons, Salmons Lane, Whyteleafe, Surrey CR3 0HB

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