The Oxted gasholder will be redeveloped by St William, a joint venture between The Berkeley Group and National Grid. St William specialises in redeveloping redundant gasholder sites and has unlocked some of the most technically complex regeneration sites at the heart of communities across London and the South East.
The Council first received a planning application from developers St William in October 2017 which was approved at the Planning Committee in January 2018. The application was for 77 apartments, consisting of 12 x 1 bed, 51 x 2 bed and 14 x 3 bed apartments, with landscaping and associated car parking.
Following St William securing planning consent to provide homes on the adjacent gasholder site, the Council exchanged contracts to sell Johnsdale car park to developer St William, subject to conditions. St William prepared a new planning application for a comprehensive residential redevelopment of both the gasholder and car park sites, which the Council received in April 2018.
The application is for 111 apartments, with an enhanced access route, landscaping and associated car parking. The proposed development consists of 20 x 1 bed, 70 x 2 bed and 21 x 3 bed apartments, with 147 car parking spaces and 134 cycle spaces, spread across three buildings with three to seven storeys. The apartments will be accessed from the entrance opposite Boots on Station Road East and from Johnsdale.
To view the planning application, visit www.tandridge.gov.uk and search for planning application reference 2018/729.