Dormansland Parish Council was established in May 2000, following a campaign by local residents and “The Dormansland Village Group”. Prior to this Dormansland & Haxted was part of the area covered by the former Lingfield & Dormansland Parish Council. The Parish Council is made up of seven (5 Dormansland Ward and 2 Dormans Park Ward) elected residents of the Parish, all of whom believe strongly that there is no room for party politics at Parish level. Councillors have been elected or co-opted and are independent of any political party.
The aims and objectives of the Council are to represent the interests of local residents with outside bodies such as District and County Councils, particularly in such areas as planning, highways and local services and any other matters that concern the residents. In addition, the Council is there to assist and encourage local organisations to develop for the benefit of the residents.
The Parish Council has particularly strong views on the protection of the Green Belt and actively resists any attempts to erode this. There is a planning committee meeting on the fourth Wednesday of each month (excluding August) to discuss and comment on any planning applications within the parish that have been submitted to Tandridge District Council.
Dormansland Parish Council meets bi-monthly (on the first Wednesday of the month excluding August) at 7.30pm in the Parish Room (Green Hut) in The Platt. During the Coronavirus pandemic all meetings are being held remotely via Zoom. Residents of the parish are always very welcome to attend these meetings and will have the opportunity to raise any questions or concerns they may have. This helps to ensure that the work of the Council remains effective and relevant to the residents of Dormansland whom it serves.
Dormansland Parish Council has formally adopted the Model Publication Scheme. The scheme identifies how information held by the Council may be available to the public. For more information please see the Model Publication Scheme.
The Code of Conduct for Councillors can be viewed here.
To make contact with the Parish Council, please contact Lisa Liggins, our Clerk, in writing to DPC, PO Box 191, Edenbridge, Kent TN8 9EA, by phone on 01732 866149, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.