Thank you for taking part in the Draft Caterham Masterplan Consultation
Thank you to everyone who took part in the consultation about proposals for the future of Caterham and viewed the Draft Caterham Town Masterplan Supplementary Planning Document. The consultation ran for eight weeks and finished on Monday 22 January.
The proposals were viewed by 2,466 people on the Caterham Masterplan website and over 200 people attended one of three exhibition events held during the consultation.
The Council is still analysing the feedback, which will be used to create the final Caterham Town Masterplan Supplementary Planning Document, expected to be adopted in the spring. The feedback and comments will be published and available to view shortly at www.caterham-masterplan.org.uk.
Initial analysis indicates there are three main areas of feedback:
- The proposals were very positively received and there was significant support for the vision and objectives outlined in the document, along with the redevelopment of the Church Walk Shopping Centre and Raglan Precinct.
- Concerns were raised about insufficient car parking to support proposed new development and the traffic flow through Station Avenue. As a result these areas will be reviewed. There was also concern about the loss of Town End car park and the Council is recommending removing this proposal from the plan.
- People asked for more information to be included on the delivery timetable for key projects. More information will be published in the final version of the document. The owners of Church Walk Shopping Centre are looking to submit an application this year. In addition, the owner of the former Rose & Young site and Clarion Housing Group have exchanged contracts for the sale of the site and construction is likely to start soon.
Councillor Peter Bond, Chairman of the Planning Policy Committee, said: “We are delighted so many people got involved in the consultation and took time to consider the ambitious plans for Caterham and give us their feedback. Work to consider the feedback and take comments on board is already underway and will be published on the website shortly.”
Councillor Michael Cooper, Chairman of the Caterham Town Working Group, said: “We are continuing to meet with stakeholders to discuss implementation plans and will continue to work closely with all our partners to ensure we deliver a comprehensive and timely regeneration programme which will create a stronger economy and more local jobs.”
For more information, visit www.caterham-masterplan.org.uk.