Options for additional parking spaces for Oxted to be considered
Next week’s Resources Committee will consider preliminary options for delivering additional parking spaces for Oxted. This will enable officers to undertake more detailed analysis and work before plans are submitted in the autumn.
Additional parking space is needed not only for shoppers, but also for local businesses. There is a waiting list for business permits.
The Council is planning to add additional levels in Ellice Road and is looking at different options to add one or two levels. In due course, local residents will be consulted about the design of the new structure.
The Committee will also consider the sale of Johnsdale car park to fund the development of the Ellice Road car park. There is an opportunity to engage with St William, owners of the neighbouring gasholder site with a view to achieving a coherent housing scheme across both sites, although the Council will also consider developing the site independently.
Works on Ellice Road car park is likely to start in the late spring or early summer 2018 and would take approximately nine months. The Council is also working up plans to offer alternative parking for shopper and permit holders during this period and will look at using the car park at the Council Offices and making alternative arrangements for staff parking.
Officers are also talking to Surrey County Council about the temporary suspension of restrictions on on-street car parking while the works are undertaken.
Councillor Simon Ainsworth, Chairman of the Resources Committee, said: “We are looking forward to discussing the initial options for delivering additional the parking Oxted so desperately needs. We are working closely with local businesses to deliver a vibrant future for the town to the benefit of the whole community.”