CR3 Forum Neighbourhood Plan


map of the Tandridge areaThe Neighbourhood Plan (NP) project, supported by the four Councils of Caterham Valley, Caterham Hill, Chaldon and Whyteleafe, was inaugurated in April 2012 following the Government’s publication of the ‘Localism Bill’. The subsequent Act gave successful NPs power as statutory planning documents which would enable communities, such as the CR3 area, a significant role in future planning and decision making.

The draft NP will be open for public consultation again this Autumn. Comments from residents and others from the consultation period will be assessed for the next revision of the plan. The revised plan will then be considered by Tandridge District Council who again will publicise it for further public consultation. Finally a planning inspector will decide on whether it is ready for submission to a public referendum. Acceptance of the NP, by a simple majority at referendum, will then allow the NP to become part of the Local Plan. The plan is made within one month of the referendum. The neighbourhood plan will then have become part of the set of policies that are used to make planning decisions in the area.

The CR3 Forum Neighbourhood Plan is made up from the following documents:-

  1. This Preface introduces the current Consultation and includes amendments to the Housing Section in the Pre-submission Plan. It also explains why a 2nd consultation is required.
  2. The Pre-Submission Plan. This document is a synopsis of the full plan. It contains all of the Policies together with brief accounts of the Aims and Justifications for the policies.

    Pre-Submission Plan 

  3. The Full (Consolidated) NP report. This contains all of the data and analyses used to formulate the Policies in the NP. The report has been split into a separate .pdf documents for each of the sections:-
    1. Foreword
    2. Housing
      1. Appendix 1 – Planning context
      2. Appendix 2 – Housing report bibliography
    3. Business
    4. Health and Education
    5. Leisure and Community
    6. Transport
    7. Urban and Rural Design and Heritage
    8. Utilities
  4. Appendices NB. Some of these appendices are large documents which may take a long time to download. It may also cause issues on mobile equipment or older computers.


  5. The CR3 Sustainability Appraisal/Strategic Environmental Assessment. This is an appraisal of the economic, environmental, and social effects of a plan from the outset of the preparation process. It allows decisions to be made that accord with sustainable development and is a legal requirement in the preparation of Neighbourhood Plans.

    Sustainability Appraisal

    The matrix of planning policies versus the results of the sustainability appraisal are shown in the following document. They are colour coded with any policies flagged red will require some mitigation. This document also contains some comments on the policies in general.

    Sustainability Appraisal Matrix

  6. The Local Green Space register. Local Green Space designation is a way to provide special protection against development for green areas of particular importance to local communities.

    Local Green Space Register

  7. Site assessments. These assessments have been produced by the CR3 forum team over a period of time. The first assessments were done before Tandridge DC published their HELAA list as part of their local plan consultation. The HELAA list will vary over time as sites are included or withdrawn. The CR3 Forum and the local parish councils will continue to carry out site assessments as further sites come forward

    Site Assessments

How can I have my say?

      • It is very important that as many people as possible read the draft neighbourhood plan document and send any comments to us for review. Email address will be advised when the consultation opens.
      • Please note that your comments will be part of the public record and will be seen by others
      • Comments may also be sent by post to:-

        CR3 Admin Officer
        Salmons, Salmons Lane,
        Whyteleafe, Surrey CR3 0HB

Where can I view a hard copy of this document?

You can view a printed copy of the shortened plan at either Caterham Valley library, Stafford Road or Caterham on the Hill library, Westway.