Caterham, Chaldon & Whyteleafe Neighbourhood Plan
Planning the future of our four parishes
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. Regulation 18 approval essentially means that the Plan can then be submitted for Referendum in 2021. The Steering Group notes that the Examiner suggests we delete a number of policies (10 out of 29) ; also a number of Green Spaces (11 out of 33) and a number of views (5 out of 39) . He has also suggested rewording a number or the remaining policies.
The Steering Group will meet on 16th June to consider the Examiner’s Report and following that the Chair of the Steering Group will talk to the Parish and Village Councils to brief them on the next steps. “
Chair Steering Group
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or write to Parish Clerk Salmons, Salmons Lane, Whyteleafe, Surrey CR3 0HB
The CR3 Forum made this response to TDC Local Plan public consultation that closed on the 30th December 2016.