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Planning application received for re-development of the gasholder and Johnsdale car park sites

The Council has received a planning application from developers St William for the re-development of the gasholder and Johnsdale car park sites in Oxted. It is now available for residents to view on the Council’s website.

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 on this redundant brownfield site. The apartments will be accessed from the entrance opposite Boots on Station Road East and from Johnsdale.

 The Council first received a planning application for 77 apartments from St William in October 2017, which was approved at the Planning Committee in January 2018. St William has since agreed to buy Johnsdale car park from the Council and the new planning application is for a comprehensive residential re-development of both sites. 

In March, St William held two public exhibitions to share proposals for the new scheme. The exhibition materials have also been on display in the Council Offices.

A decision on the planning application is expected at the Planning Committee on 28 June. If the scheme is approved, work to bring the gasholder down could begin in autumn 2018.

Louise Round, Chief Executive, said: “We would like to encourage residents to take a look at the new planning application for the gasholder and Johnsdale car park sites. Removing the gasholder from the town centre will greatly improve the appearance and vitality of Oxted. Its removal has been a long held objective of the Council and is one we are keen to deliver for the town.”

To view the planning application, visit www.tandridge.gov.uk and search for planning application reference 2018/729.

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