On Thursday 11 January, the 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.