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 received a planning application from developers St William in October 2017 which was approved at the Planning Committee in January 2018. It is anticipated work to bring down the gasholder down will begin in autumn 2018.
To view the planning application, visit www.tandridge.gov.uk and search for planning application reference 2017/2064.
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
Furthermore, the Council has exchanged contracts to sell Johnsdale car park in Oxted to developer St William, subject to conditions. Following St William securing planning consent to provide homes on the adjacent gasholder site, St William is now in the process of preparing a new planning application for a comprehensive residential redevelopment of both the gasholder and car park sites. St William is expected to carry out consultation in late February/ early March, with a planning application expected to be submitted afterwards.