TDC Local Plan: Garden Villages Consultation (Regulation 18)

TDC have announced a further Regulation 18 consultation, focussing on the locations for the building of what they are calling a Garden Village. This follows the inclusion of the concept of a new settlement based on the principles of a Garden Village identified in the Council’s Preferred Strategy.

Tandridge District Council Planning Policy Committee have agreed to appoint an external company to prepare, carry out and analyse responses received on the Garden Village Consultation. TDC officers will continue with the existing work on the Local Plan. Work on the Garden Village proposals will commence immediately.

NPC have been invited by TDC to attend a workshop scheduled for Wednesday 9 August 2017 to discuss the Local Plan, Garden Villages Consultation. This workshop is designed to assist our (NPC) consultation response and help us in providing Parishioners with the relevant information.

Redhill Aerodrome is one of five sites that are under consideration within this process. No decisions have been made at this time. Do not believe anyone who tells you otherwise. Upon the completion of the Consultation the responses will be evaluated by TDC who we expect will produce a recommendation.

If you want to make your voice heard on this vital issue we ask you to make a response to TDC as follows:

Registering online and making your comments using the Consultation Portal
By e-mail:
By post: Planning Policy, Council Offices, 8 Station Road East, Oxted RH8 0BT.

The consultation will run for 8 weeks from 14 August 2017 to 9 October 2017.

NPC will be making a formal submission to this important Consultation so that our views are included. We will be looking to safeguard the existing designated Green Belt areas within the Parish and protect them from any inappropriate development.

NPC strongly encourage Parishioners to involve themselves in this important Consultation. It is only by contributing within this democratic framework that we can hope to influence the outcome.


Redhill Aerodrome Helicopters

Following the article in the July Nutfield Link by resident Guy Amos, NPC will request The Redhill Aerodrome Consultative Committee (RACC) if the Redhill Aerodrome management can arrange a further meeting between the major helicopter operators and affected residents. The aim is to see if a resolution and/or mitigation measures can be agreed to alleviate intrusive noise generation.

The next RACC meeting is in early September.  We will keep affected residents updated.


Surrey Community Recycling Consultation

Surrey County Council (SCC) have launched a consultation about possible changes to community recycling centres (CRCs). SCC say they regret having to make these proposals. Continued cuts to funding, rising costs and increasing demand for key services means the need to find savings has reached unprecedented levels.

The following changes are proposed:

  1. Permanent closure of four smaller CRCs – Bagshot, Cranleigh, Dorking and Warlingham.
  2. Ending the free daily allowance of non-household waste.
  3. Closing CRCs on two weekdays so all sites are open for five days a week.
  4. Restricting users of vans, trailers and pick-ups to larger CRCs only.
  5. Ensuring CRCs in Camberley and Farnham are only used by Surrey residents.

SCC say that the consultation responses will be used to inform the final plans which will be agreed by Surrey County Council’s cabinet this autumn. NPC will be responding formally to this Consultation. We perceive that the changes indicated in the proposals number 2 and 3 could have the greatest negative impact upon our Parishioners.

We encourage residents to independently make their own views known on this important subject. For more information, please visit the consultation webpage at

The consultation closes on Monday 7th August.


Overgrown Hedges

We would like to remind residents to keep any hedges that border the pavements and footpaths trimmed so that they don’t impede pedestrians.  This activity encourages an attitude of good neighbourliness which should benefit all residents equally.


NPC Meetings/Surgeries

We remind all residents that they can bring any local matter to our attention at either the Parish Council meetings on the 1st Wednesday of each month, or at the Parish Councillor Surgeries which are held on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays.

For further details on any of these issues please contact the Parish Clerk Simon Bold