LATEST: The plan has now been adopted by Tandridge District Council…
We are delighted that following two years of work, the Limpsfield Village Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan (LVCAAMP) was formally adopted by Tandridge District Council on 23rd June 2022. The LVCAAMP is now a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD), and the boundary change and name change have also been agreed. Tandridge District Council has amended its dedicated page on the website and this now also contains the SPD: www.tandridge.gov.uk/limpsfield.
This is a really exciting step for us and will mean that we can move forward with creating a management plan for the Limpsfield Village Conservation Area (LVCA), to include an enhancement scheme for the historic village centre. We plan to start work on these improvements later this year.
We aim to produce a useful document for residents and businesses within the “LVCA”, which will advise on responsibilities, restrictions, dos and don’ts. We hope this will serve to clarify any issues or questions you may have as property owners/tenants within the area.
We would like to extend our sincerest thanks to everyone who worked on this project, most importantly to Christopher Reynolds and to Ted Beresford-Knox.
We are incredibly lucky to live in such a beautiful part of the world and Limpsfield Village is one of the most architecturally and historically significant places in Surrey, recognised through its designation as a Conservation Area in 1973.
This status is largely due to its partially Medieval centre, with 35 listed buildings in the Village itself, comprising C12 buildings, such as St Peter’s Church and Old Court Cottage, as well as those from C15-C17 like Detillens House, The Bull Inn and The Manor House.
It’s not just the buildings that hold significance though; even our paving, street furniture, trees, roads, boundary walls and open spaces are all vital to the unique character of the area.
The Appraisal looks at the history of Limpsfield Village and identify key events that influenced its development and architecture and what particular factors contribute to the character and appearance of the Conservation Area.
The Conservation Area Management Plan uses the Appraisal to set out a guide for both current and future residents and local authorities on how best to preserve or enhance the Limpsfield Village Conservation Area.
Since September 2020, we have been working on a Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan (CAAMP) with outside consultants and with the assistance of TDC.
As part of this process the draft CAAMP document was presented for public consultation, before being finalised for adoption by TDC.
The consultation was held from 9am on Monday 21 February until 5pm on Monday 21 March.
A leaflet was delivered to every house in Limpsfield Parish as part of this public consultation process – see downloadable version below.
The draft plan can be downloaded/viewed below or at www.tandridge.gov.uk/limpsfield. Paper copies are still available at, Oxted Library and the Council Offices in Oxted. Please book an appointment to come to the Council Offices in Oxted by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 01883 722000.
If you have any questions, please contact Limpsfield Parish Council;-
or write to Limpsfield Parish Council, The Pound, Wolf’s Row, Limpsfield, RH8 0EB.
To read the initial correspondence and leaflet outlining the CAAMP project, click HERE.