Monday, 17 January 2022

TANDRIDGE LOCAL PLAN - update Jan 2022

 5 January 2022: NCS monitored the (additional) meeting of the Planning Policy Committee (PPC) on 5 January, held to consider the findings of the consultants retained to review junction 6 mitigations and to enable a response to the Local Plan Inspector's concerns.    

The consultant’s findings have identified a number of mitigation measures which National Highways and SCC have indicated appear appropriate - however there are funding and timing issues to be resolved. 

The PPC have sent a response to the Inspector on 6 January TED50  along with the consultant’s findings and copies of communications with other agencies which can be found on the Tandridge website.

TDC are now awaiting a response from the Inspector which will be considered at the next PPC meeting scheduled for 20 January 2022. NCS will monitor the meeting and report as appropriate. Clearly TDC are working to keep the current Local Plan alive - although we must be mindful that the J6/A22 issue was one of several concerns expressed by the Inspector - so his next response may well be very significant for the progress of TDC Local Plan.

19 July 2021: Tandridge wrote to the Inspector (TED47) to update him on the Council’s thoughts on how to progress the Local Plan Examination. They also provided him with a Statement which outlines the initial findings of the assessment of potential mitigation measures for Junction 6 of the M25.

30 June 2021Tandridge sent a response outlining the progress of the high-level transport modelling work and the decision-making process TED46 Update to Inspector.

Friday, 10 December 2021

Boundary Review of Surrey Hills AONB

We have received details in connection with a Surrey Hills 'Boundary review' for Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) being undertaken by Natural England  See> AONB hatched area under consideration which includes the Nutfield Parish area north of the railway line (use the + sign on pdf to enlarge image)

See also the details reported in the Surrey Mirror regarding this review                 SM article Dec 2021 - AONB review

The first phase of the boundary review is to gather evidence about the natural beauty of areas (currently outside of the AONB) which are under consideration. We are liaising with Nutfield Parish Council regarding this project to provide the necessary evidence regarding the area of this parish which is included in the review process.

The formal inclusion of Nutfield Parish area in this AONB boundary will provide added protection against inappropriate development.

Saturday, 23 October 2021

Gatwick Northern Runway Consultation

We strongly oppose the planned Gatwick expansion involving conversion of the current emergency runway into a 'Northern' runway inflicting unnecessary environmental damage through a huge increase in annual flights.

Gatwick is one of several UK airports seeking expansion although it is well established that aviation is a significant polluting industry. Expansion will inevitably lead to increases in pollution of all types including carbon release. The aviation industry should be taking a responsible attitude and desist from expansion projects. This would at least avoid increasing the already high rate of harmful emissions. We are at a point of no return in relation to environmental damage. The current favouring of alleged economic advantages over pollution reduction and achieving Government environmental targets should be reversed. Gatwick should take the opportunity to present itself as a responsible organisation and lead the industry in abandoning the planned expansion.

HAVE YOUR SAY by responding to the public consultation                                     GATWICK AIRPORT/future-plans/northern-runway

See: NCS Response to Consultation

Tuesday, 21 September 2021


Tandridge provided an update to the Inspector advising that they expected to be in a position to respond by 5 Jan 2022 by which time they hoped to have received the appropriate detail from their transport consultants (see TED49 Nov 2021)

13 September 2021: Tandridge received a reply from the Inspector (ID19 - Sept 2021) in response to their letter. This would now seem to inevitably lead to a new Local Plan being necessary with maybe Tandridge needing to revert to a housing supply via several smaller sites (as suggested in para 11 of this latest letter).

27 August 2021: Tandridge sent an update (TED48to the Inspector on the latest delay with the high-level transport modelling  This letter proposes the actions they will be undertaking to address the issues raised by Surrey County Council and Highways England. They will also propose an alternative option prompted by the ongoing delay to the traffic modelling and regarding the August timeframe.

19 July 2021: Tandridge wrote to the Inspector (TED47) to update him on the Council’s thoughts on how to progress the Local Plan Examination. They also provided him with a Statement which outlines the initial findings of the assessment of potential mitigation measures for Junction 6 of the M25.

30 June 2021: Tandridge sent a response outlining the progress of the high-level transport modelling work and the decision-making process TED46 Update to Inspector.


See the TDC website for full update details of the Local Plan

NUTFIELD GREEN PARK - Application update

We are pleased to report that the planning application TA/2021/1040 was REFUSED at a Tandridge Planning Meeting last night (20 Sept).  The decision was overwhelming with a unanimous vote from council after the planning report identified numerous issues with the application - justifying the reasons to refuse > see issues in TDC report

The NCS objection covered several of these issues > see NCS Objection August 2021

NCS hope that the Government will scrap their ill-advised planning reforms and allow councils to determine local housing policy.

Friday, 17 September 2021



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Wednesday, 14 July 2021

NUTFIELD GREEN PARK - update July 2021

We have been advised by Nutfield Parish Council that the closing date for objections has been extended by a further 24 days whilst corrected site notices are installed by Tandridge District Council.    Meanwhile we have submitted the >>NCS objection to this inappropriate development and hope that Tandridge Planning will reject the application and prevent this beautiful rural amenity from being ruined by a large development involving considerable disturbance during construction phase and causing massive harm to a sensitive green belt area.



Page entry: 5 July 2021

Further to the Developer leaflet distributed last year we have been advised that an Outline Planning application has now been submitted to Tandridge Planning and recorded under ref TA/2021/1040.

Request 'application ref ' as search detail - and enter TA/2021/1040

We have a number of concerns as this is a large development within local green belt and lying within a Landscape Character Area and close to an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

Construction traffic alone will involve HGV movements of 292 per day plus other workforce movements to and from the site. These are added to existing HGV movements to/from a) the Biffa Waste Site and b) Mercers Quarry using the busy A25 which narrows through Nutfield High St containing numerous heritage buildings.

Reports were received regarding the destruction of wildlife habitat in Spring 2020 despite the land  being an SNCI site and also part of a Biodiversity Area (BOA).

NCS representatives are studying the content of this outline application and are liaising with Nutfield Parish Council, Tandridge Council and Surrey Council.


Previous webpage (2020)

Residents of Nutfield Parish have received a leaflet from Nutfield Green Park Ltd providing updated detail of their proposed plans to form an application to Tandridge District Council for outline planning permission. The development proposes to include the following:

- 239 new homes set in four separate areas

- A rehabilitation and respite facility

- 100 'Extra Care' apartments

- An Outdoor Activity Park

- A Wellbeing Centre (to include GP Surgery, Community Shop, Restaurant/Cafe, Creche, Business Hub, Community Event Space, Indoor+Outdoor Gyms, Sport Treatment Rooms, Outdoor Play Area, Changing Rooms, Toilets and other amenities

The details now shown on this leaflet differ from that originally advised and from that previously shown on the document submitted  > Scoping document March 2019               The leaflet refers to the new vision being available via their website. 

NCS have provisionally responded to Nutfield Green Park Co Ltd to request clarification of exactly what is proposed in an application and meanwhile maintain opposition to the proposed concept  - see NCS response Dec 2020 

Formal comments will be made once full detail of the planning application are known.

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