Draft Settlement Investment and Development (ID) Plans-Esher

Esher Car Park

Site Ref
Address
DEV/ESH15 Esher Car Park
Settlement area
Existing use
Site area (ha)
Esher Car park
 0.23
Planning constraints
Ownership
Delivery
Adjacent to Conservation Area; Listed Building; District Centre
Public - Elmbridge Borough Council
 5 to 10 years
Description
The site is located adjacent to the Civic Centre, to the rear of the High Street, library and citizens advice building. The development area is limited to the area including the library on the upper tier of the car park. To the west is the listed to the Grade I listed St George’s Church and large detached properties some containing flats along Esher Park Avenue to the south.  It is in a highly sustainable location within Esher District Centre and less than a mile to Esher train station with regular services to London.  It lies just outside a Conservation Area boundary to the southwest
Background
Esher Car ParkThis site is considered to have potential for development.
Options
Option A – Allocate for mixed use development of housing and an appropriate town centre use (including associated parking) with the on site re-provision of the library and citizens advice bureau.
Option B – Allocate for mixed use development of housing and an appropriate town centre use (including associated parking) with the off site re-provision of the library and citizens advice bureau.
Option C - Allocate for mixed use development of housing (including associated parking) and re-provision of the library and citizens advice bureau.
Option D – Do not allocate (as existing) )
Preferred option
At this stage we have not identified a Preferred Option and would like your views on the most appropriate way to develop this site.
Comments
This site is located in a highly sustainable location and would be suitable for a housing or mixed-use development.  There is significant potential to consider the development of the upper part of the car park including the library as part of a mixed-use scheme. The parking strategy identified the car park as being at maximum capacity for weekday parking. It will be necessary to maintain some level of parking on this site
What you have told us so far
Some considered this site to have potential for development.