Planning News

Tanhouse Road unauthorised caravan site latest

In December 2022, several caravans moved onto the Tanhouse Raod site and work began to lay hard surfacing and install drainage to connect to utility supplies. In September 2023, the landowner pleaded guilty at Staines Magistrates Court and was fined for failing to comply with the terms of a Temporary Stop Notice and a Stop Notice served on him and other occupiers of the site. A Stop Notice requires all occupants to leave the site. Following the successful prosecution, council officers ha Continued

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Limpsfield mobile phone mast removed

The mobile phone mast that was erected in August at a location on the south side of the A25 going towards Westerham has been taken down. The temporary mast, that could stay in situ for up to 18 months, was put up without any explanation or notice being given to Tandridge District Council. The site is highly visible, in the Green Belt and in the Are ... Continued

Oxted Quarry housing proposal

Developers Southern Gravel Ltd (SGL) have submitted a planning application to Surrey County Council to build 75 houses on the Oxted quarry site in Chalkpit Lane. If permission is given by Surrey County Council, the door would be opened to other housing development in the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and the Green Belt. This ... Continued

Successful prosecution - Tanhouse Road

Tandridge District Council news release - 22 September 2023 Successful prosecution of unauthorised caravan site owner On Thursday 21 September, at Staines Magistrates’ Court, Michael Moloney pleaded guilty to contraventions under the Town and Country Planning Act 1991. He was fined £2070 for breaching the Stop Notices, ordered to pay £ ... Continued

08 Sep 2023

Woodhurst Lane planning application withdrawn

The Woodhurst Lane planning application has been withdrawn today, 4 December 2023. Developers Raven Housing Trust had submitted an application for 19 affordable houses on Green Belt to the west of Woodhurst Lane on land adjacent to Stonehall Farm. ... Continued ...


08 Sep 2023

Care home application for Grasshopper Inn

A planning application has been submitted for a 64 bed care home to be built on the site of the Grasshopper Inn on the A25 near Westerham. The building has become increasingly run down over the past few years as various planning proposals for redevelop ... Continued ...


03 Aug 2023

Gatwick second runway application

Gatwick Airport has submitted an application to the Planning Inspectorate to convert its current emergency runway, the northern runway, into a second operational runway. The application is to rebuild the runway, currently used as a standby and for main ... Continued ...


08 Jun 2022

Injunction to stop unauthorised Gatwick parking at Oxted site

On Tuesday 7 June, the High Court of Justice issued an interim injunction against Best Holdings (UK) Limited, Kevin Vardet and persons unknown, to stop unauthorised Gatwick airport parking on land at School Plantation, Barrow Green Road, Oxted. On 13 A ... Continued ...


27 Dec 2021

Surrey Hills AONB Boundary Review

The boundary of the local Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is being reviewed. It means that areas currently outside of the Surrey Hills AONB could be added and given a high level of protection. The Oxted, Hurst Green and Limpsfield areas are ... Continued ...


03 Oct 2021

Oxted crematorium allowed at appeal

A Planning Inspector has allowed an appeal against Tandridge District Council’s refusal of planning permission for a crematorium on Green Belt at the junction of Barrow Green Road and the A25. The Council refused the application by developers ... Continued ...


12 Sep 2021

Gatwick expansion consultation

Gatwick Airport has started a 12 week public consultation on its £500m plan to bring its existing northern runway into routine use as a second runway. The consultation runs from September 9 to December 1. If you would like to respond to the con ... Continued ...


05 Aug 2021

Public inquiry for Oxted crematorium proposal

Developers Horizon Cremation have appealed against Tandridge District Council’s refusal of planning permission for a crematorium on Green Belt land at the junction of Barrow Green Road and the A25. The appeal is being heard virtually as a 4 day ... Continued ...


11 Jul 2021

Householder pre-application planning advice resumes

The pre-application planning service is partially resuming from tomorrow 12 July. It will give advice to existing residents of the district for householder only proposals. For more info Read More


11 Jun 2021

Oxted Gasholder redevelopment update

With the first residents moving in last week, we thought this timeline from St William for the remaining works might be of interest: • First residents moved into Atkinson House (Block A) last week and will continue to move in throughout June ... Continued ...