Cheam Village Conservation Area Character Appraisal

Closes 25 Mar 2021

Opened 10 Feb 2021


The council is seeking your views on a new Cheam Village Conservation Area Character Appraisal and Management Plan, which aims to ensure only development of the very highest quality takes place in the village.

To view the draft Cheam Village Conservation Area Character Appraisal and Management Plan, please click here (opens in new window)

Why we are consulting

The Cheam Conservation Area Character Appraisal and Management Plan identifies the character and appearance of the conservation area, as well as the buildings and key elements that make important contributions to the historical quality of the area.

This new draft document also includes a Management Plan to highlight:

  • where improvements can be made;
  • where retaining heritage assets intact is a priority; or
  • where change may be permissible if heritage assets can be incorporated within new development.

The Management Plan also deals with such issues as how new development should complement existing heritage assets and protect open spaces, biodiversity, trees and hedges.

The guidelines and references in the new document will be a key consideration for all future planning applications within the Conservation Area and so we want to know what you think.

How you can help

  • Read the Character Appraisal to check we’ve got our history and facts correct.

  • Consider what you like and don’t like about Cheam Village.

  • Read the Management Plan to check:

    • We are protecting what you like.

    • We are trying to improve what you don’t like.

  • Have your say in this survey.

What happens next?

The consultation will be open until 25 March 2021. Following the closing date of the consultation we will consider all responses carefully, and identify where greater clarity or changes might be needed, before the final version of the document is considered for adoption by the Housing, Economy and Business Committee. We hope to publish the final version later in 2021.

All responses are anonymous and any responses or any personal information will not be passed to third parties. For more information on how Sutton processes your personal information please visit our Privacy Notice (opens in a new window). Any comments you make may be made public on the Council's website, however we will remove any personally identifiable information.


Give us your views


  • South Sutton Cheam & Belmont Local Committee Online

    From 11 Mar 2021 at 19:00 to 11 Mar 2021 at 21:00

    Opportunity to hear more about this consultation:


  • Cheam


  • Anyone from any background


  • Well-being
  • Democracy and participation
  • Resident satisfaction
  • Environment
  • Planning
  • Regeneration
  • Housing
  • Arts and culture
  • Business
  • Environmental health