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    An application has been submitted for a detached two storey building to provide classroom space for 144 extra pupils for a period of 3 years on the Cobham Free School site at 95 Portsmouth Road. See application number 2015/1585 on Elmbridge Planning for details and to submit any comments by 12th June. (May 2015)  



    Elmbridge Borough Council is consulting until 22nd May on which  of 13 community-nominated projects should receive funding from the Community Infrastructure Levy which has been collected from developers. Go to CIL Consultation to see the projects and give your views.  (May 2015)


    Road works are being undertaken by Sutton & East Surrey Water in Stoke Road & Woodlands Lane, both of which will remain open. Temporary traffic lights are being used so there could be some delays. The work has started at the Cobham end of Stoke Road and could take up to a year. There will be Saturday working. (Apr 2015)


    Over 1700 objections have been submitted re the application for a major development on the former Wisley Airfield site. A decision will be taken by Guildford Borough Council in August. See the Green Belt page on this site for more details. (Apr 2015

Proposed Site of Cobham Secondary Free School

Cobham Free School is currently located in the Old Police Station on the Portsmouth Road and last September opened a Secondary Department.  The school stated in a Press Release in March that “the Junior and Senior Departments will move in the next two years to a large six acre site near Anvil Lane in central Cobham”.  We await a planning application for this development.

Those of you who attended our recent CDRA Residents’ Meeting will have heard Surrey County Councillor Mary Lewis speak about the need for school places. There are however a number of significant issues to be considered regarding the suitability of the proposed site.  You will find below a copy of a letter to the local papers from three local residents, one of whom is our Chairman, Sue Kilpatrick.  Sue has signed this in her personal capacity. This is not a letter from the CDRA but we are publicising it to help alert our members to some of these issues which will have to be considered when/if a planning application is submitted by the school. 

Click below to read the letter.................... 

The Cedar Centre, Cobham's New Library and Community Hub - Opened on 5th May 2015

Cedar Centre Library

Cedar Centre Library children's section

Cedar Centre Welcome Desk Volunteers


Be be part of this exciting new venture for Cobham. Volunteer to help on the Welcome Desk at The Cedar Centre. You choose how much time you can spare and how often. This will be a super way to get to know people, help them, learn about our community and share your knowledge. Pop into the new Centre and speak to the people on the Welcome Desk to find out more. The first 'shift' of volunteers are pictured here on opening day.

Cedar Centre Welcome Desk - Volunteers' Role

Cedar Centre Welcome Desk - Volunteers' Application Form




About Cobham & Downside Residents' Association

CDRA is a voluntary, non-political organisation working on behalf of the residents of Cobham and Downside. The aim of the association is to ensure that residents have a strong meaningful voice on matters that have an impact on their community.

If you would like to help us make a difference, we are always looking for enthusiastic local residents to join our committee.  Get in touch to find out what this would involve.  Our contact details are near the top right hand side of this screen.

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