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Cobham Farmers Market This Coming Saturday

Farmers' Market this SaturdayThe Cobham Farmers' Market will be open in Hollyhedge Road this Saturday which is located between the Downside Bridge Road car park and the High Street.

Both new and old traders will be there as well as involvement from local shops. Stalls will be selling a wide selection of items including eggs, cheese, meat, vegetables, cakes, pies, even plants for your garden.

The market is open from 9:30am to 2pm on the fourth Saturday of every month.






Three Farms Meadows/Wisley Airfield - Please Consider Objecting

An Application has been submitted by Wisley Property Inv. Ltd to Guildford Borough Council to build 2100 homes on Wisley Airfield, as well as a school (not secondary), care home and shops. In addition, a 120-acre countryside area, football pitches and a 4G hockey pitch are envisaged. It would be the third largest settlement in the Guildford Borough area and about half the size of Cobham.
Three Farms Meadows Map
Wisley Airfield is on the opposite side of the A3 to RHS Wisley Gardens and is in the proximity of Downside, Ockham, Hatchford and Elm Corner and is in the Metropolitan Green Belt.

If this were approved, there would be a very adverse effect on all of the nearby areas including Cobham, Downside, Stoke d'Abernon and Oxshott.

If you wish to object, the closing date for objections is 31 March 2015 and the following are some of the reasons for objection you might like to consider:
• The urbanisation of a rural area with a negative impact on major and local roads and lanes, light pollution, air pollution, traffic, infrastructure.
• Impact on the openness of the Metropolitan Green Belt and the negative impact on and from the Surrey Hills (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty).
• No demonstration of the very special circumstances required to change Green Belt policies.
• Unacceptable reliance on motor vehicles in the absence of sufficient public transport.
• Insufficient account taken of impact on traffic and infrastructure (schools, GP surgeries, hospitals and public services) already stretched to the limit.
• Development Density is far in excess of surrounding neighbourhoods/villages
• Impact on the water table which could result in flooding of neighbouring historic properties.
• It is planned to restrict traffic or close Ockham Lane, Plough Lane and Elm Lane and to make Old Lane and Guileshill Lane one way. How does this impact existing local residents and have they been consulted in advance?

If you believe that any or all of these issues are unacceptable, you are urged to write or email and object quoting No: 15/P/00012 to the Head of Planning Services, Guildford Borough Council, Millmead House, Millmead, Guildford GU2 4BB or to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   no later than 31 March 2015.

You may like to view additional information at the Wisley Action Group website:

Article provided on behalf of the Cobham & Downside Residents' Association, Cobham Green Belt Group and the Cobham Conservation and Heritage Trust

The Brooking Collection

During the December 2014 Open Public Meeting of the Cobham Heritage Trust we were given a talk by Charles Brooking about the Brooking National Collection of Architectual History.

Due to some technical problems with the videos, not all videos could be shown at the time but we are pleased to say that Charles Brooking and Raymond Smith have provided some links to some of the videos available to allow members to find out more:-

You can visit the Brooking Collection website at


Former White Lion - Planning Sub-Committee. Mon 15th Dec 2014 7:45pm

cobham whitelion

UPDATE - 15 Dec 2014: The Planning Applications have been refused by the EBC West Area Planning Sub-Committee. Hopefully the applicant will take onboard the objections and comments made and will submit a revised application which provides better design, lower density, reduced height and takes into account the historically significance of the site and its buildings.

On the 15th December there is an important planning meeting at the Civic Centre which includes an item on a matter which affects Cobham. This concerns Planning Applications 2014/3417 and 2014/3752 - the former White Lion (Vermont Exchange - NY Bar, or as the Applicant chooses to call it, the Cobham Lodge Hotel). We have previously said that this development must not be allowed to go ahead, due to the bad design and the demolition of an 18th century building within the curtilege of the Grade II listed building. From the start we have emphasised that this site is one of the most prominent public sites in Cobham, and high quality design must be provided to make the same positive contribution to the built environment that the existing Inn makes.
Read more: Former White Lion - Planning Sub-Committee. Mon 15th Dec 2014 7:45pm

Cobham Community Garden Crowdfunder Appeal

Transition CobhamTransition Cobham are currently using crowdfunding to raise money for the COBHAM COMMUNITY GARDEN's fence. The Crowdfunder appeal is doing really well but they need a little more help to reach their target of £2500 by the 22nd of December 2014. Please have a look at their Crowdfunder page and pledge if you can.

They have made a video about the project whcih you can see on the Crowdfunder page and hope to involve as many people as possible.

For more details visit the Transition Cobham website at

Tilt Conservation Area - Public Consultation

What makes The Tilt Conservation Area special?

A Conservation Area is described as an area of "special architectural or historic interest, the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance"

The Elmbridge Borough Council's Heritage Section has been working in collaboration with members of the local community to produce a Character Appraisal and Management Plan document for The Tilt Conservation Area. This document identifies what makes the conservation area special and identifies actions for protection and improvement. The document is now the subject of a 6 week public consultation and your views would be very welcome.

A public exhibition is to be held on:

THURSDAY 11 DECEMBER 2014 from 12.00 – 3:00pm
at Cobham Cemetery Chapel, Tilt Road, Cobham

The document is also available to view on the Elmbridge Council website below and any comments should be sent to Planning Services by Friday 16 January 2015. Please note that any comments made cannot be kept confidential and may be made available publicly.


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