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    Planning application 2015/0997 for this site has been amended.  It is now for 44 new-build retirement flats and 6 further flats in the White Lion building. The closing date for comments is now shown as 20 July. (Jul 2015)


    An application has been refused 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 2015/1585 on the Elmbridge Planning website. (Jul 2015)  



    You can find out about Cobham Health Centre Patient Participation Group, including contact details, at Cobham PPG The Group has successfully applied for Community Infrastructure Levy funds for automatic entrance doors for the Health Centre and handrails for the long corridor. (Jun 2015)


    The Envisage project is to close. It was setup in 2008 to produce a report recording the views and aspirations of the local community and from that to develop an innovative "action plan" for the Surrey villages of Cobham, Downside, Oxshott and Stoke d'Abernon.  Read about its achievements at (Jun 2015

Cobham Secondary Free School Planning Applications

Cobham Free School is currently located in the Old Police Station on the Portsmouth Road and last September opened a Secondary Department.

A planning application to put a temporary two-storey building on the school’s current site in Portsmouth Road for 3 years has been turned down as at 2nd July 2015.   You can see the Officer’s Decision Notice and Report on the Elmbridge Planning website, application 2015/1585, where you can also view the CDRA’s letter of objection and all other public comments on this application.

The CDRA is not opposed to additional accommodation being found for secondary school pupils in the Cobham area but the proposed location is a matter of considerable concern. The school stated in a Press Release in March 2015 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.

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.


Surrey Police, Cobham Children's Centre, Surrey Save Credit Union, Transform Housing & Support and the Volunteer Centre are already using the Cedar Centre. 




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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