Leader of the Council

The Leader is a councillor from the majority party who acts as principal spokesperson on council matters and works closely with the Chief Executive.

Our current Leader is Councillor Martin Fisher, who represents the Oxted North ward. His column below  is taken from the Tandridge Magazine.

A year of great progress

While thinking about this magazine, I took a look at last winter’s issue. This time of year is often a time for reflection and it was really interesting to see what we were working on a year ago and how far we have come in such a short space of time.

Last year’s magazine featured news that we had re-sited gas governor equipment to overcome one of the obstacles standing in the way of our determination to remove the Oxted gasholder.

As I write this, St William has submitted a planning application which, if successful, will see the gasholder come down next year and instead offer local people attractive and centrally located homes.

We are also planning to add two levels to Ellice Road car park to deliver additional parking for Oxted and detailed plans will follow shortly.

Meanwhile, owners of the Rose & Young site in Caterham have exchanged contracts with developers who will build much needed housing and a supermarket, improving the site which has sat derelict for so many years.

We are also progressing with the creation of the Caterham Masterplan which will enable us to significantly improve the town’s appearance, retail and leisure offer and encourage new businesses.

I am hugely proud of the progress we have made over the last year and how much we have demonstrated our commitment to make Tandridge district a vibrant place for our residents.

So far, 2018 looks like it will be a similarly productive year.

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