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Gasholder

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

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.

View new designs for the gasholder site in Oxted

St William, owners of the gasholder and Johnsdale car park sites in Oxted, is holding a public exhibition to share proposals for a comprehensive residential scheme.

In January, St William received planning permission to build 77 apartments on the gasholder site. St William has since bought the adjoining Johnsdale car park and is preparing a new planning application that makes the best use of both sites.

Please visit the exhibition event to view proposals and provide feedback.

  • Thursday 8 March, 2pm to 7.30pm, Oxted Library, 12 Gresham Rd, Oxted RH8 0BQ.

More information about the project is also available on www.oxtedgasholder.co.uk.

Council agrees to sell Johnsdale car park in Oxted to St William

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 earlier this month, 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 a consultation in late February/early March, with a planning application expected to be submitted afterwards.

The Council took independent advice to ensure the £750,000 sale offered value for money. It will also provide greater opportunity for a more coherent and cohesive housing scheme and meet the Council’s objective of enhancing the town centre.

Johnsdale car park has 37 spaces for business permit holders who also have access to Ellice Road car park, in Oxted. Following the introduction of ticketless parking last year, there is space to accommodate the business permit holders there.

The Council will shortly submit a planning application to create two additional decks at Ellice Road car park, which means in the longer term there will be more parking provision for residents, visitors and local businesses.

The redevelopment of the gasholder site and providing additional parking in Ellice Road are part of the RegenOxted programme, an ambitious plan to revitalise the town, which also includes an Urban Redesign for Station Road East and West and the delivery of a business hub to support and grow local businesses. 

Planning permission granted for Oxted gasholder re-development

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. 

Oxted Gasholder planning application to be considered at Planning Committee

On Thursday 11 January, the Planning Committee at Tandridge District Council will consider the planning application for the Oxted Gasholder Site.  

The Report to the Planning Committee recommends to permit the application, which includes the demolition of the gasholder and the erection of 77 dwellings together with the provision of an enhanced access route, landscaping and associated parking. 

The Committee will begin at 7:30pm at the Council Offices, Oxted.

Planning application received for gasholder re-development

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

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.

The plans have been 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 and new consultation letters will be sent to adjoining home owners to the gasholder site shortly.

A decision on the planning application is expected early in the New Year. If the scheme is approved, work to bring the gasholder down could begin in summer 2018.

Councillor Martin Fisher, Leader of Tandridge District Council, said: “I am delighted the planning application for new homes for the gasholder site has been received. Not only does this development provide an attractive residential opportunity for local people, it will also achieve our long held objective of demolishing the Oxted gasholder. The plans are available for everyone to view online and I would encourage residents to do so.”

To view the planning application, visit www.tandridge.gov.uk and search for planning application reference 2017/2064.

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

St William seeks views on plans for Oxted gasholder

St William Homes, owners of the gasholder site off Station Road East in Oxted, is holding two consultation events to display its detailed proposals to remove the gasholder and replace it with new homes and landscaping. 

All local residents and businesses can view proposals, talk to St William staff and give feedback at two drop in sessions:

  • Thursday 6 July, 4pm to 8pm at St Mary’s Church, Church Lane, Oxted, RH8 9NB.
  • Saturday 8 July, 10am to 1pm in the Main Hall at Oxted School, Bluehouse Lane, Oxted, RH8 0AB.

If you are unable to attend either of the events, further information about the project will also be available from 6 July on www.oxtedgasholder.co.uk or by contacting info@oxtedgasholder.co.uk.

One week left to have your say on RegenOxted consultation

We're still really keen to hear residents, businesses and visitors views on the urban redesign project for Station Road East and West, as well initial designs for the gasholder redevelopment.

The exhibitions at the Council Offices, Oxted and Oxted library include initial designs and give information about the next steps for the provision of additional parking and business start-up and office space. All this information is also available at www.regenoxted.com

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