The future of Cobham is dear to all our hearts. In this section we will keep you informed of the many things that will affect the future of Cobham.
A project called Envisage was setup in 2008 to collect information from local residents, businesses and voluntary organisations in a bid to find out what residents and local organsiations like and dislike about the area. The Envisage area included Cobham, Downside, Oxshott and Stoke D'Abernon. A Steering committee , led by Nicholas Driver was formed to take the project forward.
To ensure everyone had an opportunity to provide their view, questionnaires were delivered to all the households and business in the Envisage area. The response was very encouraging and over 37% of households and 21% of businesses returned their questionnaires. This enabled a very comprehensive analysis and review to be undertaken.
From the report published in January 2009, a number of local initiatives have been undertaken and Elmbridge Council have used some of the findings in the Elmbridge Core Strategy document.
You can get the latest Progress Report by visiting the Envisage website at www.envisage.org.uk
Planning is a key area which the CCHT involves itself. More information appears in the Planning section of this website.
The reason why people like to live in the Cobham area is it is relatively unspoiled and the local residents value and respect the local environment. The CCHT recognises that we must be proactive as a community to protect and conserve our area but develop it to keep pace with modern life whilst retaining the historic buildings and character of the area.
We undertake projects where we can enhance and protect the area. More details of past and current projects can be found in the Projects section.