Thank you to all those who were involved in creating the Caterham Masterplan.

The Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) can now be viewed below

Caterham Masterplan

Tandridge District Council has worked 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, including 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 was prepared in a staged way. We have just completed Stage 3 – the production of a final masterplan. This followed a formal 8 week consultation on a draft masterplan Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) which ran from 27 November 2017 to 22 January 2018.

A summary of the representations received during the consultation and how they have been considered in drafting the final adoption version of the masterplan is set out in the Statement of Community Involvement below.

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 were:

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

Stage 3: Final SPD Masterplan (March 2018)

The representations received during the draft SPD consultation period were considered before finalising the SPD.

The final adopted version of the masterplan is now available to view:

* View final masterplan SPD

Statement of Community Involvement

Habitat Regulations Assessment: Stage 1: Screening

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


Exhibition Material

The consultation was based around a series of consultation boards that summarise the issues and opportunities to be considered for the Caterham Masterplan.

Stage  1 Exhibition Boards – View boards

Stage 2 boards – View boards

Get Involved

Keep in touch with Tandridge District Council:

On Twitter at TandridgeDC

Tandridge Council on Facebook

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 final masterplan will be considered by Tandridge District Council Planning Policy Committee on the 15th March 2018. 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: