The Caterham, Chaldon and Whyteleafe Neighbourhood Plan has just been published by Tandridge District Council and can be viewed online at This marks the start of a six week consultation, which finishes at 5pm, on Monday 2 September 2019.

The plan has been drawn up by a Steering Group representing Caterham Hill and Caterham Valley Parish Councils and Chaldon and Whyteleafe Village Councils. It sets out what the area could look like in the future, reflecting what the local community would like to see in their locality.

Under Neighbourhood Planning Regulations, the plan was submitted to Tandridge District Council by the Steering Group and the District Council is now consulting on it, before sending it to an external, independent examiner for consideration. If approved, the plan would go to a public vote (a referendum) next year.

The plan will influence the way the area will develop over the coming years and be used in assessing planning applications. It sets out ways to: 

  • Make the best use of allocated sites and brownfield land for future development.
  • Encourage housing which meets local needs.
  • Show how new development can protect and enhance the character of the area.
  • Protect green spaces, key views and the Green Belt.
  • Support businesses, retail centres and community facilities.
  • Improve the options for walking, cycling and travelling by bus.

To view the plan, visit, or to view a hard copy visit the Council Offices in Oxted, or any library.

You can leave comments until 5pm on Monday 2 September by:

  • Visiting the consultation portal at:
  • E-mailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • Writing to Tandridge District Council, 8 Station Road East, Oxted RH8 0BT. 

For more information contact Giuseppina Valenza or Katharine Beynon on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01883 732704/2962.

Party spokesperson: Councillor Tony Elias (Con) 01883 742685, Councillor Chris Botten (Lib Dem) 07917 862130, Councillor Martin Allen (Ind) 01959 577201.

Whyteleafe Village Council is looking to fill a vacant position on the Council. We are looking for a local person who can join us to help look after the future of the local community.

If you are interested to apply for co-option to the Council and are willing to get involved, support your local community and make a difference then contact the Clerk to the Council to register your interest and to find out more.

You can use this link to check SCC's fortnightly roadworks bulletin to see if your road, or another road in Tandridge, is scheduled for maintenance in the next couple of weeks.

Surrey County Council's Local Committee (Tandridge) is one of eleven across Surrey. These Local Committees were set up in 2002 to bring the County Council and its services closer to people in Tandridge.

In Tandridge, the Local Committee is made up of six county councillors for Tandridge which are Chris Botten, David Hodge, David Lee, Cameron McIntosh, Lesley Steeds and Rose Thorn.

The Local Committee is able to:

monitor the performance of services locally;
allocate funding to local groups to promote the social, economic and environmental well-being of the local community;
take decisions on local highways matters;
recommend improvements to local services including social care, education, the environment and community transport, to the county council's executive
work with key partners to meet the needs of local residents
act as advocates on behalf of Tandridge in the development of county plans and policies

To find out more visit:

or contact Sarah Woodworth on 01737 737422 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Tandridge Local Committee meets in public four times a year. Their next meeting is scheduled for 20 September 2019 at 10:15am.