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    Surrey County Council is consulting on proposals for further cutbacks in the recycling service including 5-day opening for Recycling Centres & ending the free daily allowance of non-houshold waste. Complete the survey by 7 August. (Jul 2017)   





    Formation of hardstanding to create HGV parking and associated access

    The NHS wants to hear your views and experiences of the current 111 and GP out-of-hours services. A new combined service is being planned. Fill in the online survey or pick up a form at Cobham Cedar Centre.  (Jul 2017


    As a result of the Surrey County Council tendering process, from 2 Sept Stagecoach will retain the 715 Guildford/Kingston service. Repton's Coaches will take over the 513 Downside/Kingston service.  There will be no changes to routing. (Jul 2017)  


    The Cobham Centre for the Community on Oakdene Road is experiencing a high demand for Meals on Wheels volunteers. This service delivers more than a meal as it is also a wellbeing check and a friendly face. Supporting your local community is very rewarding so if this appeals to you, please contact Community Support Services on 01372 474552. (May 2017)


Read about some of the CDRA's activities below and also take a look at our 'Hot Topics' page and the latest news in the panel on the right of the screen.

Find out more about Cobham & Downside Residents Association
Current CDRA Activities

To illustrate the range of the CDRA's activities, here are some of the topics from our January 2017 committee meeting. They are in no special order:

You can find more about some of these items in the Hot Topics section of this website and in the Latest News scrolling on the right of the page.

  • Consultation on New Local Plan, Strategic Options & Green Belt Review
  • Meeting of Cobham Green Belt Group
  • M25/A3 Interchange Consultation
  • Current Planning Applications & outcome of recent ones
  • New 715 bus service
  • Chatterbus update
  • Stoke Road 30mph testing
  • Local Committee allocation of funds they control for road maintenance
  • Surrey County Council budgets & possible referendum re increase
  • Surrey Fire & Rescue changes in Spelthorne
  • Progress on Cedar House
  • Activities of Cobham Health Centre Patient Participation Group
CDRA's Action on Planning

Some applications the CDRA has objected to recently:

  • 70-bed car home at Painshill Farm
  • Petrol station and convenience store at San Domenico, Portsmouth Road
  • 1-7 Holly Parade re-development
  • Esso Garage 24 hour opening and extra signs
  • Inclusion of former Wisley Airfield in Guildford Local Plan
  • 11 Icklingham Road - new, much larger house in place of existing
  • White Lodge, Hogshill Lane - 2 houses in place of 1
  • Running Mare, Tilt Road - Portacabin for taxi business in carpark (Refused and gone to appeal - further objection sent)
  • Esso Garage 24 hour licence

A full list of planning applications can be seen at

CDRA representatives regularly attend Elmbridge Planning Meetings as spectators and our Planning Officer has spoken at West Area Planning Committee Meetings on a number of occasions on behalf of residents against a planning application.

CDRA representatives have attended workshops held by Elmbridge Borough Council to contribute to the development of the latest planning policies and framework.

The CDRA, CCHT and Chamber of Commerce have jointly set up the Cobham Green Belt Group to promote and encourage the retention of the Green Belt in and around Cobham, keeping local people informed about Green Belt issues.

Earlier CDRA actions on planning