Consultation on the draft masterplan has started

Read below to find out how to get involved

Caterham Masterplan

Tandridge District Council is working with the community, including the CR3 Forum and local businesses, key stakeholders and the Parish Councils to produce a viable Masterplan for Caterham Valley and Caterham-on-the-Hill.

The Masterplan aims to deliver a vision for Caterham Valley and Caterham-on-the-Hill based on previous community consultation exercises, in particular the Town Centre Design Statement (TCDS), building on the Neighbourhood Plan.

The Masterplan will:

  • Make the Valley and the Hill more attractive places to shop and spend leisure time in
  • Improve the facilities and infrastructure
  • Keep and build on local character
  • Make it easier to travel to and from the two centres


Masterplan Timetable

The Masterplan is being prepared in a staged way. We are currently in Stage 2 and are undertaking a formal 8 week consultation on a draft masterplan Supplementary Planning Document (SPD). The consultation will run from 27 November 2017 to 22 January 2018.

Once finalised, the masterplan will be adopted by Tandridge District Council as a SPD. Once adopted, the SPD will be able to help steer future development in a co-ordinated and planned way over the next 10 years. It will become part of the Local Development Plan (LDP) and used to help determine planning applications.

The Masterplan stages are:

Stage 1: Baseline (Autumn – Winter 2016/17)

Understanding the Now: Parking surveys and Transport Statement, Property Market Assessment, Planning Policy Review, Stakeholder Consultation, Townscape Analysis and Socio-Economic Review.

A number of baseline reports were produced and can be viewed here.

View baseline reports

Stage 2: Draft SPD Masterplan (Autumn 2017)

This stage of the project sets out aspirations for Caterham Valley and Caterham-on-the-Hill in the form of a draft masterplan SPD. The draft masterplan SPD has been produced based on the feedback received to date and the more detailed work undertaken by the Council and consultant team.

* View draft masterplan SPD

Draft Habitat Regulations Assessment: Stage 1: Screening

Draft Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Sustainability Appraisal (SA)

A summary of the representations received during the consultation and how they have been considered in drafting the final adoption version of the masterplan will be set out in a table and made available for view.

Stage 3: Final SPD Masterplan (March 2018)

The representations received during the draft SPD consultation period will be considered before finalising the SPD. Once finalised the SPD will be adopted by the Council.

Exhibition Material

The consultation is based around a series of consultation boards that summarise the issues and opportunities to be considered for the Caterham Masterplan. Please look at the consultation boards and let us have your views.

Stage  1 Exhibition Boards – View boards

Stage 2 boards – (available soon)

Get Involved

We want your comments on the draft SPD.

Go online at for updates and please complete the representation form during the 8 week consultation period:

Complete representation form

Copies of draft SPD will also be available at all libraries in the district including Caterham Valley Library, Caterham Hill Library and at the Council Offices, 8 Station Road East, Oxted, Surrey RH8 0BT.

Visit one of our exhibition events to view the draft document, exhibition boards and speak to a member of the team:

  • Unit 18, Church Walk Shopping Centre, Station Avenue, Caterham CR3 6RT
    Thursday 14 December
    10am to 7pm
  • Caterham Hill Library, Westway, Caterham CR3 5TP
    Friday 12 January
    2pm to 6.30pm
  • Caterham Hill Library, Westway, Caterham CR3 5TP
    Saturday 13 January
    10am to 1pm

Keep in touch with Tandridge District Council and the preparation of the SPD:

On Twitter at TandridgeDC

Tandridge Council on Facebook

Deadline for comment

Let us have your views by completing a representation form no later than 5pm on 22 January 2018.

Baseline Reports

The Masterplan exercise has been based on a range of data and surveys.  These are:

  • Caterham Masterplan Transport Baseline Report (SYSTRA, August 2016)
  • Caterham Masterplan Spatial Assessment (Broadway Malyan, July 2016)
  • Caterham Masterplan Viability and Commercial Baseline Report (Colliers International, August 2016)
  • Caterham Masterplan Baseline Report (Nexus Planning, April 2016)
  • Stage 1 Consultation Results
  • The draft SPD masterplan document

Read reports

Caterham Town Design Statement

The CR3 Forum has also prepare the Caterham Town Design Statement which is intended to capture Caterham community’s vision of how local people would like their Valley and Hill town centres to evolve over the next 20 years. This can be viewed here.

The CR3 Forum website can be viewed here.

Council Committee Report

The consultation process for the Caterham Masterplan was considered at Tandridge District Council Resources Committee on the 23rd March 2017.  The report to that committee can be viewed here.

Caterham Valley town centre

Croydon Road, Caterham Valley

Croydon Road, Caterham Valley

Godstone Road

Raglan Precinct

Quadrant House, Caterham Valley

Caterham Community Association, Caterham-on-the-Hill

Caterham-on-the-Hill High Street

Church Walk Shopping Centre

Station Avenue, Caterham Valley


The draft SPD Masterplan is being prepared in the context of the emerging Tandridge Local Plan and the CR3 Neigbourhood Plan.

Some useful website links are:

Have your say

To enable us to collect the views of the community, please complete our feedback form. All personal details will be treated confidentially and will not be reproduced or made public.

The views of the community, landowners and other interested parties will be taken into account in preparing the draft Caterham Masterplan. A consultation report will be prepared following this consultation exercise and will be made public.

Complete Representation Form