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Oxted gasholder

Plans for the gasholder site in Oxted are taking shape, as the Council has been in discussions with National Grid and SGN (Scotia Gas Network), which own the site. This has pushed forward a joint venture agreement with St William, a subsidiary of Berkeley Homes, to remove the gas holder.

St William has indicated they intend to submit a formal planning application in summer 2017. 

The redevelopment of the gasholder has led to a broader look at the town and what can be done to make improvements. This includes an Urban Redesign project, led by the Oxted BID, which will set out a vision for improvements to Station Road East and West.  

Background information

The Oxted gasholder has been decommissioned for over 15 years.  The site is on the east side of the London to Uckfield/East Grinstead railway line, next to Oxted train station. It sits behind Station Road East, near Johnsdale car park, which is owned by the Council.

The gas holder was built in the 1960s, replacing smaller gasholders on the site. 

The overall height of the holder is around 28 metres, equivalent to an 8-10 storey building and it is visible from many parts of Oxted and surrounding areas.