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PROPOSED GREEN BELT DEVELOPMENT IN COBHAM
CALA Homes and Cobham Free School are putting together plans for a significant development on Green Belt land at Chippings Farm in Cobham. What appears to be being proposed on this site is a large secondary school plus up to 500 homes.
Chippings Farm is part of the Burhill Estate. The area in question is accessed via Elvedon Road, just before The Fairmile Hotel (off the Portsmouth Road and nearly opposite Icklingham Road).
The CDRA is, generally speaking, opposed to development in the Green Belt. An information portal “Cobham Green Belt” is being set up involving, amongst others, ourselves and the CCHT (website details to follow). It is hoped in this way to have a strong co-ordinated voice with one source of information and advice.
We understand that a planning application covering the development of both the school (probably in detail) and the homes (probably in outline) will be ready to be submitted to Elmbridge Borough Council in the first quarter of 2014.
CALA Homes and Cobham Free School held an open event on 28th November 2013 previewing aspects of their proposals. You can view a copy of the display boards from this event by going to exhibition.
You may also like to look at the following websites for CALA Homes and for some organisations that we understand are working on the plans: CALA Homes Cobham, ADAM Urbanism who are the architects for the housing development, Sprunt who are the architects for the school and The Civil Engineering Practice who are the highways and drainage specialists.
If you would like to let us know your views on what is proposed then we would be pleased to hear from you. The CDRA email address is towards the top right hand corner of this screen.
RideLondon-Surrey Cycling Festival
About 20,000 amateur and 150 professional cyclists went through the centre of Cobham on 4th August, taking part in the 2013 London-Surrey 100 and London-Surrey Classic events. Road closures caused problems for a number of local residents.
During the professional race there was a bit of a snarl-up coming into the sharp corner at the junction of Between Streets and Portsmouth Road. The sound of irrate drivers hooting their horns accompanied the cyclists as they dodged in an out of the support vehicles.
For more photos of the cycling click on the link below.