Draft Settlement Investment and Development (ID) Plans-Esher

4 Potential development sites

4.1 This section sets out those sites that could be potentially allocated for development.

4.2 All sites have been through a rigorous assessment process, incorporating the requirements of Strategic Environmental Assessment/Sustainability Appraisal[1] . Details can be found in the Site Assessment Methodology documents.  Reasonable alternatives for the development of sites have been considered where possible.

4.3 For some of the sites below we have outlined what we consider to be the preferred option based on our assessments of the options and taking into account community comments so far.  However, for others we are seeking your opinion on the different options proposed. For these sites no preferred option has been selected.  Potential development sites have been subdivided into 3 categories that reflect their current status:

 
  • Opportunity sites – these sites have been promoted by their agents or owners for allocation within the ID Plan or where the Council considers there is reasonable certainty that the site will come forward for the nature of development proposed.  Reasonable alternatives for the development of these sites have been considered where possible.
  • Other possible sites – other sites that may have potential for development but where further work is being undertaken to determine whether there is support for these sites to be allocated.  Whilst other sites contained in the Strategic Housing and Employment Land Availability Assessment may come forward, some people favour the flexibility offered by the Strategic Housing and Employment Land Availability Assessment in the consideration of future development potential.  Reasonable alternatives for the development of these sites have been considered where possible.
  • Sites with planning permission not yet implemented - those sites with an existing unimplemented planning permission that will be allocated for development as set out in the approved application. This is factual information and therefore not subject to consultation. Reasonable alternatives for the development of these sites have therefore not been considered.
 
Opportunity sites
Car Park to the rear of 34 High Street
River Mole Business Park
Units A & B Sandown Industrial Estate
Esher Police Station
85 High Street
Ditton Lea, Portsmouth Road
Esher Car Park
Other possible sites
7 Esher Park Avenue
17 Milbourne Lane
34 to 40 High Street
Sites with planning permission not yet implemented
Esher Lawn Tennis Club
Land between 5 and 7 High Street
 

4.4 Further details of the sites are included below within the detailed site schedules. They are also indicated on the map included in Esher - Appendix 1.

1. Further detail of the assessment process is set out in Section X and the Site Assessment Methodology documents - www.elmbridge.gov.uk/planning/policy/IDPlans.htm [back]