Councillors consider new car park design

Tandridge District Council’s Planning Committee will consider the new car park design for Ellice Road car park in Oxted on Thursday, September 6 at 7.30pm.

The Council has applied for permission to make changes to its original Ellice Road car park design which can be viewed at www.tandridge.gov.uk/planning (Application Ref 2018/1489). 

The main change to the original design is that the building will no longer have side ramps, making it less bulky. This will improve the whole car park and allows for a larger area of landscaping between the car park and properties on Ellice Road, giving them better screening. As a result of the changes the car park will now have 297 spaces, three fewer than in the original design.

The other key amendment to the proposal is that a one-way system around Amy, Ellice and Beatrice Roads is not now included as part of the application. Having listened to residents’ concerns and subsequent discussions with transport consultants and Surrey Highways, the Council has agreed to keep the two-way access on these roads for a twelve month trial basis. If, after this period, there is too much traffic on these residential roads, a one-way system will be reconsidered.

If the planning application is approved construction will start in January 2019. This date was agreed to ensure the existing car park would be open in the run up to Christmas 2018 and the new car park would be ready for Christmas 2019, with all construction complete by either September or October 2019, weather permitting.

All council meetings are available to view live by visiting www.tandridge.gov.uk/webcast and meetings can be downloaded and viewed for up to six months.

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