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Riverhill awarded a Green Flag Award

Keep Britain Tidy recognises Riverhill in Cobham as an award-winning green space for 2013/2014.

Riverhill in Cobham, Surrey is one of the very best in the UK – and that's official.


The prestigious national award, handed out by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, recognises and rewards the best parks and green spaces across the country. A Green Flag flying overhead is a sign to visitors that the space boasts the highest possible standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent facilities. The Riverhill Regeneration project passed an extensive assessment to qualify highly for the award.

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CCHT AGM 2013 PosterThe Cobham Conservation and Heritage Trust will be holding their Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday 19th March 2014 at 8pm.

The meeting will be held at Cobham Village Hall, Lushington Drive, Cobham, Surrey KT11 2LU. Click here for a map.

In addition to the formal AGM business, we are delighted to have Mr Dominic Raab MP who be be speaking about "Current Issues challenging our local community".

Everyone is welcome.

The minutes from previous AGMs can be found here.




Chippings Farm Development Statement by Mr Dominic Raab MP 11th February 2014

Our local mp Mr Dominic Raab says NO to Chippings Farm Development; he stated:

"We sorely need extra secondary school places in Elmbridge and particularly in Cobham. I would love to see a free school built following the innovative example of the primary free school in Cobham. But it makes no sense locally to build a new school coupled with a housing development on the greenbelt, where all or most of the new places would be inundated by new demand from the extra development. On the one hand the Education Funding Authority (EFA) say they conduct estimates of the extra school places required for any such development. Yet, when I've asked the EFA for these estimates they have not been forthcoming. It just doesn't look like the EFA have done their basic homework."
To find out more about the Chippings Farm development, click here to visit the Cobham Green Belt website



Cobham Green Belt Open Meeting - Wed 22 Jan 2014 at 8pm

Several proposals to build on Green Belt in and around Cobham are being talked about.

Cobham Green Belt (

  • Housing & secondary school


Portsmouth Road, Cobham.

(Burhill Estates - privately owned by members of the Guinness family)

  • Waste Incinerator


Redhill Road, Silvermere

  • Housing


Wisley Airfield


Individually, these proposals would have a dramatic effect; cumulatively, another 2,600 homes and a waste incineration plant could all be developed within 3 miles of Cobham. Also talk of 1,000 new homes in each of the Horsley's. All on current Green Belt land. Green Belt status and policy was developed to prevent urban sprawl and ensure our environment is maintained sustainably for the good of all. General planning policy is designed to ensure our infrastructure is similarly sustainable.


The proposals as submitted would see a massive rise in the number of households in the local area, with all that means for our local infrastructure - roads and travel; waste, sewerage and water, local services (doctors and health, amenities, etc.) However, the proposals claim to offer benefits - from waste recycling to improved housing availability and a local secondary school.


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Riverhill on Christmas Day 2013

During late December 2013 we experienced very high rainfall and winds which resulted in a lot of local flooding. Painshill roundabout and Downside Bridge Road were both closed for a time, as was Mill Road by Cobham Mill. The swans didn't seem to mind and seemd quite happy swimming up and down the flooded road.

Riverhill in flood - Christmas 2013 We were pleased to see that the Riverhill platform stood up to the flooding and high river currents.

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Cobham Green Belt Website

Cobham Green BeltA new website is now available to help the local people of Cobham in Surrey keep informed of issues which may affect their enjoyment of the local countryside, especially the areas designated as Green Belt.

Many of us believe the Green Belt will protect us from this urban sprawl. Unfortunately this protection is being eroded and Developers and Councils are keen to take advantage of the softening of the planning rules instigated by recent UK governments.

The Cobham Green Belt website ( has been initiated by the Cobham Heritage Trust to involve all other interested groups including the Cobham & Downside Residents Association (CDRA) and the Cobham Chamber of Commerce.  It is hoped in this way, we will have a strong co-ordinated voice with one source of information and advice.

If you want to keep informed of the Green Belt issues in this area, please visit the website by clicking here and sign up for our free newsletter. You can also "Like" the CobhamGreenBelt Facebook page or follow on Twitter @CobhamGreenBelt.

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The Cobham Conservation and Heritage Trust (CCHT) was relaunched in November 2005 from the Cobham Conservation Group. You can find out more about the Trust on the About Us page.

We hope you enjoy exploring our website and find the information interesting and stimulating and if you are not already a member that this will spur you on to join and support us. Click on the Membership menu for more details.


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