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Welcome to the Oxted Parish Council web site

Whether you are one of the 10,500 residents of the Parish or a visitor, we hope you find the site interesting and informative.

Our aim is to increase our links with the community and to keep our parishioners fully informed of our work.

This is the local access point for community information. Improving communication and involving residents in local issues enables the Council to work more closely with the residents of Oxted and Hurst Green.

Your Parish Councillors are very proud of Oxted’’s heritage with its open spaces, community spirit, its excellent range of town centre and countryside housing, and its local facilities.

 ** NEWS **

Refused: Snatts Hill/A25 development appeal.

A Planning Inspector has dismissed the appeal by developers Chartwell Land and New Homes against the refusal of planning permission to build 14 two-bedroom flats with access directly onto the junction of Snatts Hill and the A25.

The Inspector upheld the original grounds for refusal which were road safety, following objections from the highway authority Surrey County Council, and that the proposal would be out of character with the area and would result in an over development of the site due to the bulk, scale and mass of the building.

The appeal was heard by the Inspector at a public hearing at the Council offices on the 2nd July and was attended by residents wishing to express their objections to the application. The scheme sparked very many objections.

Refused: Erection of hoardings at Chalkpit Lane, Oxted

The reasons for REFUSAL are: –

1. The proposal constitutes inappropriate development in the Green Belt, resulting in harm to openness and visual amenities. No very special circumstances exist to clearly outweigh the harm by reason of inappropriateness and the other identified harm. As such, the proposal is contrary to Policies DP10 and DP13 of the Tandridge Local Plan: Part 2 – Detailed Policies (2014).

2. The hoarding fails to integrate effectively into its surroundings and represents an alien and intrusive feature which is out of character with the open, rural character of the site and surrounding area, harmful to landscape character and detrimental to the visual amenities of the area, thereby contrary to Policies CSP18 and CSP21 of the Tandridge District Core Strategy (2008) and Policies DP7 and DP9 of the Tandridge District Local Plan Part 2: Detailed Policies (2014).

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