Revised plans for Church Walk, Caterham re-development

Revised plans for Church Walk, Caterham re-development

Revised plans have been submitted for the re-development of Church Walk in Caterham. The plans, including the changes, can be viewed online at, using the application reference 2019/145.

You can submit your comments about the revised changes online and any comments you may have previously submitted about this development will also be considered.

The proposed development would replace the existing Church Walk shopping centre, while keeping the Morrisons supermarket. The main changes to the original planning application which addresses concerns about protected trees, are:

  • Reducing the number of one and two bedroom apartments from 178 to 174.
  • Part of the proposed section of the car park, close to Harestone Valley Road, has been removed from the plans which means there are 41 fewer car parking spaces.
  • The service area for deliveries has been reconfigured.

The proposed multi-use development also includes:

  •  Shop, cafe and restaurant units.
  • A three screen cinema.
  • Improved public areas and a town square in front of Morrisons supermarket.
  • Extending and upgrading the current car park and bicycle provision.
  • A new frontage onto Station Avenue.

The application, which was submitted by Ropemaker Properties Ltd last year, was drawn up following significant consultation, including events for residents, a public exhibition in Church Walk, meetings with councillors and parish councils, as well as members of the Caterham Business Improvement District (BID).

As the plans have been revised, we will be sending letters to local residents shortly and hard copies of the plans are available to view in the Caterham libraries. A decision about the planning application is expected in the summer.

The proposed development is one of the programmes within the Caterham and north Tandridge Regeneration programme, which aims to make the area more attractive for people to shop and spend their leisure time in, as well as boosting the economy and creating more jobs.

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