Work has started outside the site of the new Waitrose store - which is now due to open in late January
You can view the final Masterplan here


of you want to Redevelop the Swan Centre


of you want to create a new Riverside Park


of you want to expand the heart of Leatherhead and transform the Bull Hill site into a new, vibrant, mixed use urban quarter


of you want a new vehicular link at Randalls Road Waterway Road

"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."

Final Draft Masterplan

Below are the fifteen principal elements of the Masterplan

Phase 1- Church Street Improvement works

The appointed designer, Atkins, has worked up ideas based on the initial masterplaning work. The Church Street scheme presents the opportunity to deliver improvements to the quality of the environment for all users; Pedestrians, Residents, visitors, cyclists, motorists, retailers and businesses.

Funding: funding coming from MVDC, SCC- Town Centre Revitalisation Fund, Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership Growth Deal Programme.

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


  • Design work is continuing, Atkins are putting the finishing touches on the preliminary design
  • A detailed design should be completed by the end of November followed by a tender period in December. Work aiming to start in January
  • There is a possibility to make an earlier start on some sections of the street in the Autumn
  • These dates are subject to change and we will keep everyone updated
  • Waitrose Store scheduled to open in November 2016

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
Riverside Development

The Riverside Quarter - Claire and James House Redevelopment

Riverside Park

The proposals for Claire & James House will create a landmark mixed use building potentially including a restaurant / cafe on the ground floor, apartments and a business centre

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
  • Articulating the roof line to ensure harmony with the historic Running Horse public house
  • Extending the building footprint with active frontage onto Bridge Street
  • Car parking accommodated at the rear

What you said

"I would come to the river all the time with my kids if there was something to do"
"I really miss living by the river - it could be great"
"It would be great to have a really nice bar to go to in the evening"

The Swan Centre

Artists impression

Remodelled Swan Centre

The proposals for The Swan Centre will provide an attractive shopping environment for pedestrians with larger shop units suitable to the needs of current retailers

Key Design Principles

  • Significantly improved car park
  • First floor leisure facilities
  • Extended / new retail units
  • Improved rear facade onto Leret Way
  • Improved High Street frontage
  • Improvements to public realm and crossing points on Leret Way

What you said

"Gosh it would be great if I could come to Leatherhead to do my shopping"
"We need a cinema my kids go to Epsom, only very occasionally to the Leatherhead Theatre"
"The school kids should get involved - what about murals? Their own dedicated space?"

The New Urban Quarter

The proposals for Red house Gardens/ Bull Hill are to develop a mixed use scheme that will provide a step change to Leatherhead and it's perception.

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

Riverside Development

Riverside Development

What you said

"I'm thinking of moving (from Fetcham) there is nothing for my kids to do, but this may make me change my mind"
"We should be using that area as a focal point - it was brilliant during the Olympics"
"If you had everything here- cinema, restaurant, shopping - you wouldn't need to go anywhere else other than Leatherhead"

The Highway Network
  • New two way link at Randalls Road/ Waterway road received the most public support
  • Removal of the one way system
  • Direct vehicular access to new development at Bull Hill
  • Town centre more accessible from the railway station and business parks
  • New cycle and pedestrian link through Bull Hill

Masterplan Timeline


March - June 2015

Review of background information, progression of initial studies and stakeholder consultation - COMPLETED

June 2015

First stage consultation on key issues and opportunities for Leatherhead town centre - COMPLETED

Dec 2015 - Jan 2016

Second stage of community consultation on Masterplan Options - COMPLETED

23 March - 19 May 2016

Third stage of community consultation on draft Masterplan - COMPLETED

July 2016

Final Leatherhead Masterplan Report and Delivery Plan - COMPLETED

Beyond 2016


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