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Planning Committee to consider application for re-development of the gasholder and Johnsdale car park sites

On 28 June the Planning Committee will consider an application from developers St William for the re-development of the gasholder and Johnsdale car park sites in Oxted.

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 for just the gasholder site, 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.  If the scheme is approved, work to bring the gasholder down could begin in autumn 2018.

To view the planning application, visit www.tandridge.gov.uk and search for planning application reference 2018/729. More information about the project is available to view at www.oxtedgasholder.co.uk