Welcome to Whyteleafe Village Council’s website. You will see references to “parish” and we were called Whyteleafe Parish Council until 2011 when we decided on a change of name. You’ll find information on this website about our name change, what’s on and the Council’s aims and priorities for making Whyteleafe a better place to live and work.
The Council is funded by you, the Council Tax payer, and we want to make sure you have your say - come along to the monthly meeting, contact councillors and the clerk by phone or email, better still get involved either as a councillor or as part of a working group.
As central government and regional Councils trim their budgets, local communities are encouraged to take on greater responsibilities which means that there are great challenges and opportunities ahead.
Whyteleafe Village Council is once again inviting applications for Grants. The Council's aim is to help organisations linked with Whyteleafe and those that can demonstrate that any monies received will be used for the benefit of the residents of Whyteleafe.
So, if you are part of a local organisation involved in activities that, for example, improve the local environment, provide facilities for people within the community or promote participation in the arts why not complete an application today.
A copy of the Grant Application form is available via this website (see attached document below). Completed applications should be posted or emailed to the Clerk to arrive before the 10th April 2015 - the receipt of applications will be acknowledged in each case.
Representatives of organisations (applicants) should be aware that the Council cannot guarantee that any money will be granted. Therefore, organisations should not rely on the award of money to carry out their activities. Please also be aware that the Council's funds are limited and controlled by annual budgetting.
Whyteleafe Village Council currently has vacancies for two village Councillors. We're looking for candidates to represent Whyteleafe's diversity and help us deliver a better place in which to work, rest and play.
The Council is the level of local government closest to the community and it has a responsibility to work for the benefit of all. You will need to meet a few simple criteria e.g. be resident in or near Whyteleafe or working here, be prepared to give a few hours a week to Council business and attend meetings. The role is also likely to involve participation in the new Neighbourhood Plan, providing help to fellow Councillors with existing projects and supporting local events.
One of the many activities of the Village Council is to provide Tandridge District Council (TDC) with comments and feedback on local planning issues. Each month, the Council will typically have a number of new planning applications to consider as part of TDC's statutory consultation process.
Whyteleafe village councillors will normally discuss new applications at the first available Council meeting and provide feedback, such as objections, to TDC via the Clerk. It is important for the community that Whyteleafe Village Council consider the suitability of applications within the local context and communicate this with the District Council.
If you wish to comment on any application directly to TDC, you can either write to them at the Council offices in Oxted, telephone the planning officer or email using the address
Here is a document that summarises recent planning application activity in Whyteleafe. We hope you find this report informative and helpful.