Cobham Conservation and Heritage Trust


Consideration of planning matters is central to the Cobham Conservation and Heritage Trust.  The creation of a sustainable planning environment is key to ensuring the future of Cobham, Downside and their surroundings – to ensure we protect the past where appropriate and enhance the overall environment for the future.

Whilst it seems that we often spend our time and effort resisting inappropriate applications we have a desire to be more forward looking and positive in our planning outlook.  We want to create an environment whereby developers and residents alike understand the benefits of creating sustainable applications commensurate with the values of Cobham.  There are of course many different perspectives which need to be taken into account and we therefore strongly support the development of the Cobham Town Plan as a fundamental means to achieve this.

We strongly believe that the community needs to be involved in planning and therefore we encourage local experts to take the lead within their local communities.  The Trust looks to proactively support local residents in enhancing applications and where necessary objecting to applications.  Our local volunteers listed below will be happy to help you understand the planning process, ensure that you need to know what you can do, and seek wider support from across Cobham when the terms of an application have broader implications for Cobham as a whole.


Key CCHT Contact

Cobham Centre

Gerry Acher

All Other Areas and General Enquiries

Adrian Wise

The primary contacts listed above can be contacted
through the Contact Us page.

To change the planning environment in Cobham we will need your help. There are many applications underway within the planning system, some bigger than others. From time to time seek we will seek your support to object to applications, especially those that have an impact on the wider Cobham community. Look out for our requests for help on these pages.

Elmbridge Council publishes some useful information supporting the planning process on their website – Click on the links below to find out more: 

  Elmbridge Council links(Links open in a separate window)
arrow right Weekly Planning Application Summaries
arrow right Useful Planning Information
arrow right Search Planning Applications

Become a Volunteer with Cobham Heritage

The Cobham Conservation and Heritage Trust is a local charity which relies on vounteers to help run the Trust, promote local history and conservation issues and organise fund raising events such as our annual Cobham Heritage Day. If you think you might like to join us, visit our Volunteer Vacancies page to find out which roles you might like to get involved with. We always try to make it fun.

Queens Award for Voluntary Service

Riverhill Greenflag Award

Green Flag Award

Open Spaces Award

Open Spaces Award