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    A new timetable was introduced in April for the Chatterbus. Copies are available from the Cedar Centre (Apr 2017)  






    About 500 people attended a meeting on 20th February to find out more about the threat to our Green Belt and how to respond to the Elmbridge consultation on this. More about this at  (Feb 2017)


    Staff at Cobham Library in Cedar Road are now able to issue bus passes. (Jan 2017


    Earlier items of news can be found under the News tab on this website. Current major news items are on our Hot Topics page.


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.

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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:

  • 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
  • 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
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