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Croydon and District Education Trust are preparing a planning application for the site on land at the Kenley Campus on Victor Beamish Avenue in Caterham Caterham. The application consists of 88 new homes, 36 of which are proposed to be affordable.

The site is currently part of the Metropolitan Green Belt, though an allocation (HSG06) in the emerging Tandridge Local Plan designates it as suitable for the development of housing. Please see here for more information about the site as it exists today.

The proposals will deliver homes at a density of 20 units per hectare. A total of 200 private parking spaces will be provided, with an additional 21 visitor parking spaces located around the development.

The mix of home sizes will be as follows:

Private ownership mixAffordable homes mix
2-beds x 112-beds x 6
3-beds x 243-beds x 30
4-beds x 12
5-beds x5

The proposed layout and density have been designed in order to preserve the character and the appearance of the Kenley Conservation Area and to protect the special interest of the Grade II listed building. For example, the layout will maintain the sightline from the Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes (NAAFI) and the RAF Kenley parade ground through to the airfield. This sightline will be incorporated into the landscape design for the site and retain the sense of the site’s former military use of the site, as required by policy. 

The detailed design of homes to the north of the site will also recall the military use of the aerodrome and the surrounding area, and will blend seamlessly into the fabric of the existing neighbourhood.

Public Consultation

We are running a public consultation on these proposals from 15 – 29 March 2023. As part of this consultation, we look forward to welcoming you to a public exhibition where you can learn about the plans and discuss them with the project team.

The details of the event are as follows:

  • OneSchoolGlobal Kenley Campus, Victor Beamish Ave, Caterham, CR3 5FX
  • Wednesday 15 March, 4 – 8pm
  • Wednesday 22 March, 4 – 8pm

Maps and Exhibition Boards

The maps and exhibition boards which are being displayed at the event will be available here