Tandridge District Council – Press Release 11 Jan 2018

Tandridge District Council Press Release 11.1.18

Council secures over £1 million of funding to deliver RegenOxted programme

A total of £1,034,000 funding has been secured by the Council from the Coast to Capital (LEP) Local Growth Fund to support the delivery of the RegenOxted Programme. The funding is subject to due diligence and final checks and will be used to support the development of the Ellice Road car park in Oxted, which will provide additional parking capacity for residents, shoppers, local businesses and commuters.

The extra parking planned for the town centre will support the wider aims of the RegenOxted programme, which will also deliver the redevelopment of the gasholder site and an Urban Redesign project which will enhance the look of Station Road East and West, making the town centre a more attractive place for shoppers and visitors. It will also see the creation of a business hub to attract new businesses to the area.

Work is currently underway on the detailed designs for the car park and the Council is looking at options to provide up to two decks of additional parking capacity. A planning application for the development will be submitted shortly, following consultation with local residents.

Councillor Martin Fisher, Leader of the Council, said: “I am delighted we have secured over £1 million of funding. This is a significant award and Coast to Capital has recognised the ambitions of the RegenOxted programme, which will transform the economic prosperity of our town to benefit our residents, businesses and the area.”

Jonathan Sharrock, Chief Executive at Coast to Capital, said: “Improving the infrastructure of our region is critical to its continued success, with that in mind we are thrilled to have contributed to the RegenOxted project. Our support will help improve parking capacity that will not only enhance facilities for residents and local businesses, but also provides easier access for visitors into the town, adding to its overall prosperity. We look forward to working with our partners and seeing the results of this project as it comes to fruition.”

Tandridge District Council – Press Release 12 Jan 18

Tandridge District Council Press Release 12.1.18

Planning permission granted for Oxted gasholder re-development

Last night’s Planning Committee approved the planning application from developers St William for the re-development of the gasholder site in Oxted. It is anticipated work to bring the gasholder down could begin this summer.

The application is for 77 apartments, with landscaping and associated car parking. The proposed development consists of 12 x 1 bed, 51 x 2 bed and 14 x 3 bed apartments, with 105 car parking spaces, spread across two buildings at three to five storeys on this redundant brownfield site. The apartments will be accessed from the entrance opposite Boots on Station Road East.

Councillor Martin Fisher, Leader of Tandridge District Council, said: “I am delighted that finally our long held objective of removing the gasholder will be achieved. This is such great news for the town, as it will be replaced with an attractive residential development which will benefit the area.”

The plans were drawn up following two rounds of consultation with local residents. Initial feedback was sought during the RegenOxted Consultation in May, which was followed by a targeted consultation by St William, including exhibition events on 6 and 8 July. Full results of previous consultations are available to view with the planning application.

To view the planning application, visit www.tandridge.gov.uk and search for planning application reference 2017/2064.

More information on the project is available to view at www.oxtedgasholder.co.uk.