The Neighbourhood Plan

There will be a public examination of The Caterham, Chaldon and Whyteleafe Neighbourhood Plan (CCWNP) on Tuesday 10th March.

The plan covers an area which is home to 30,000 people, the second largest Neighbourhood Plan in the UK. Its 29 policies covers development, housing, health care, infrastructure and utilities, local economy, education, transport, natural environment, design and heritage, and leisure and community.

According to the CCWNP website, the Neighbourhood Plan’s goal is ‘to provide policies…which strengthen the protection of what makes our areas unique and to access a much greater share of Community Infrastructure Levy funds. We cannot “stop” development, but we can have a much greater say on how we can protect the character of our area and influence those who provide infrastructure.’

The Examiner will focus on housing, including the Plan’s analysis of Housing Need, and its safeguarding of green spaces.

Although unable to contribute to the proceedings, the CCWNP group are requesting that residents attend the public meeting to ensure the Examiner fully understands the weight of local support for the Neighbourhood Plan.

The meeting will take place at the Soper Hall, Caterham Valley, Tuesday 10th March from 9.30am. Further information is available at

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