About Tandridge

Tandridge occupies an ideal location on the eastern edge of Surrey, just to the south of London. The district contains the northern fringes of the Weald, the western, and highest, flank of the North Downs, and a cluster of attractive, bustling, market towns.

This appealing environment is held by residents and councillors as one of their most important assets. 94% of Tandridge is within the Metropolitan Green Belt but its juxtaposition with, and accessibility to, neighbouring Croydon and London expose the district to considerable development pressures.

Tandridge is seen as a great place to live, with vibrant and supportive communities, caring residents, and a culture of volunteering and social support.  The Council has a collective determination to protect, support and enhance this enviable spirit of community.  

Whilst the bulk of the district’s workforce commutes out to neighbouring areas for employment, the district does have a strong economic base of small, independent businesses (92% of businesses employ 9 or less staff).  The Council has an ambition to support and grow this base of small and medium sized businesses, sympathetically within its sensitive rural and urban environments, whilst also building local opportunities and choices for its residents. Key areas with opportunity include digital infrastructure, apprenticeships, cultural heritage, the tourism industry and in the district’s farming enterprises. Critical to delivering this ambition will be successful negotiation of improvements to the local infrastructure, particularly achieving better rural broadband connectivity. 

The current political structure of the council is as follows:

  • Conservative  14
  • Independents and OLRG Alliance 13
  • Liberal Democrat 9
  • Independent Group 3

The Council’s Executive team consists of the Chief Executive, Head of Legal Services & Monitoring Officer, Chief Planning Officer, Executive Head of Corporate Resources, Executive Head of Communities and Chief Finance and S151 Officer.

View an organisational chart

Our Strategic Plan outlines the four priorities that we are working to achieve:

  1. Building a better Council – making the Council financially sustainable and providing residents with the best possible services.
     
  2. Creating the homes, infrastructure and environment we need – both now and in the future.
     
  3. Supporting economic recovery in Tandridge – from lockdown to growth that everyone benefits from.
     
  4. Becoming a greener, more sustainable District – tackling climate change

Read our Strategic Plan

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