Riverside Walk
ChurchStreet
HighStreet
St James


In partnership with Surrey County Council, Coast2Capital, The Environment Agency and a number of other partners Leatherhead is being transformed into a modern market town where people of all ages can shop, eat, relax and have fun by the riverside.



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"Excellent proposals, particular freeing up space for the North Street plaza and discouraging traffic through the Station Road, North Steet and Bridge Street loop."



"Please go for the best options available, even if the costs are higher."




"As a Leatherhead Resident I am really excited by the proposals that are being put forward to transform the town. I hope that any new developments will fully incorporate and embrace the historical market town aspect of Leatherhead and emphasise some of the beautiful existing buildings."




CHURCH STREET IMPROVEMENT WORKS
Work started in April on a series of public realm improvements that will transform Church Street and deliver improvements to the quality of the environment for all users. Ideas for the scheme have been driven by insight from the masterplan - comprehensive details can be found in the downloads section.

The scheme has been joint funded by MVDC, SCC Town Centre Revitalisation Fund and Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership.

SCHEME OBJECTIVES
  • Create a high quality public realm to revitalise the street
  • Improve the entrance to The Leatherhead Theatre
  • Increase footway widths where possible to encourage use of the space for outdoor seating
  • Allow access for deliveries to existing and proposed businesses
  • Minimise the loss of on-street parking
  • Reduce street clutter
TIMETABLE
  • Work commenced on April 10th
  • Work will be carried out in phases as per the timetable below
  • On street parking will be suspended throughout the duration of the work
  • Access to the High Street will be closed to vehicles from September 11 for c. 6 weeks
  • The target finish date is October 31
SCHEME STATUS


PHASE 1 A/B: MAY | PHASE 2A: JUNE/JULY | PHASE 2B: JUNE/AUGUST | PHASE 3: AUGUST/SEPTEMBER | PHASE 5: SEPTEMBER





REDEVELOPED SWAN CENTRE
The Swan Centre will provide an attractive shopping environment for pedestrians with larger shop units suitable to the needs of current retailers.
SCHEME OBJECTIVES
  • Significantly improved car park including new lifts
  • Larger / new retail units
  • Improved rear facade onto Leret Way
  • Improved High Street frontage
  • Improvements to public realm
  • Advanced use of digital technology
TIMETABLE
  • Lift replacement will start this autumn
  • Works in the mall will commence early 2018
SCHEME STATUS

Investment secured to fund:

  • Replacement lifts
  • New toilets
  • Improvements to the car park
  • Four new retail units


High Street
THE RIVERSIDE QUARTER
PROPOSED LAND USES AND KEY DESIGN PRINCIPLES
  • A new mixed use development at Claire and James House
  • A decked viewing point
  • A pedestrian footbridge
  • Natural play areas
  • Pedestrian friendly environment
  • Enhanced riverside walks linking with the Business Parks


Riverside
THE RIVERSIDE QUARTER - CLAIRE HOUSE AND JAMES HOUSE REDEVELOPMENT
Claire & James House will be a landmark mixed use building potentially including a restaurant / cafe on the ground floor and apartments.
KEY DESIGN PRINCIPLES
  • Special architectural consideration will be given to the building to maximise view of the riverside
  • Contemporary design of high quality suitable to the historic setting
  • Careful siting of the building to ensure a harmonious relationship with the Running Horses Public House
  • Extending the building footprint with active frontage onto Bridge Street
  • Car parking accommodated at the rear


Riverside
FLOOD ALLEVIATION SCHEME
  • The River Mole has experienced significant flooding in 1968, 2000 and most recently in 2013/14 when over 300 properties were flooded.
  • After 2013 the Environment Agency identified the need to develop a flood alleviation scheme across the Middle River Mole to replicate existing schemes in place in both the Upper and Lower River Mole.
  • Leatherhead/ Fetcham has been identified as a priority
  • Funding was obtained in 2014/15 to develop an initial high level options appraisal as well as undertaking updated modelling to incorporate the 2013/14 flood information
  • We are exploring a conveyancing option of a new channel running from the Mole Business Park as detailed below.
  • We will also explore options to reduce the surface and foul water flood risk that impacts Fetcham.
  • If any option offer a viable solution detailed design and planning approvals work will take place in 2017/18 with any construction likely to follow in 2018/ 2019.






BULL HILL PARK
Red house Gardens/ Bull Hill will be developed to provide a mixed use development that will provide a step change to Leatherhead and its perception
KEY DESIGN PRINCIPLES
  • Safer, direct and more attractive routes between the station and town centre
  • Significant improvement to the landscaping and environment
  • A new plaza at the junction of North Street and Bull Hill
  • A gateway building fronting the new plaza
  • A downgraded Station Road
POTENTIAL NEW DEVELOPMENTS
  • 3 to 4 Large format retail units
  • Office accommodation
  • A medium sized hotel
  • Residential development of apartments
  • Multi - storey car park wrapped on two sides by apartments


Bull Hill Park

Bull Hill Park
SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT LINKS

Every day thousands of employees travel to work in Leatherhead but can feel disconnected from the town and leisure centre even though distances are short. By improving walking and cycling facilities between Leatherhead Station and the Springfield Drive/Park View and Cleeve Road business parks, commuting and lunch time travel by bike or on foot will become a viable and attractive option.

PROPOSED UPGRADES
  • A new wide off-road path for cyclists and pedestrians along the north side of Randalls Road. This will connect Station Approach with Cleeve Road.
  • A signed on-road route for cyclists with cycle friendly traffic management will continue along Cleeve Road to create a safe route to local businesses including Unilever, KBR and CGI.
  • A route for cyclists from Station Road to Randalls Road through the Mole Business Park.
KEY BENEFITS
  • Make it easier and safer for c. 10,000 employees to travel by bike and on foot between the business parks, Leatherhead train station and the town centre.
  • Easier and safer for residents to cycle and walk to and from the station.
  • Reduced parking pressure at the station and local businesses.
  • Encourage more people working in Leatherhead to spend time (e.g. lunch breaks) in Leatherhead town centre.
  • Reduced congestion in Leatherhead at peak times, particularly around the station.

We are also looking at potential new cycle routes on Waterway Road and the Town Bridge as part of the wider evaluation of the transport network.






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