Draft Settlement Investment and Development (ID) Plans-Esher

Other possible sites

7 Esher Park Avenue
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Size (ha)
Current use
Planning constraints
DEV/ESH8
0.5
Residential
 None
In 2006, pre application discussions took place regarding the development of this privately owned residential site. It is included in the 2012 Strategic Housing and Employment Land Availability Assessment for 25 dwellings, with the expectation that a new development could be delivered between 6 and 10 years.
Commentary
The adjoining property has been redeveloped recently to form 10 flats at a density of 33 dph. There are other flatted developments in the road including Carrington Place, which achieves a density of 72 dph. Therefore a 25 unit residential development of this site could be a reasonable development and in keeping with the scale and form of development in the road.
 
17 Milbourne Lane
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Size (ha)
Current use
Planning constraints
DEV/ESH9
0.14
Residential
 None
There have been two planning applications in 2007 for the possibility of 12 flats and 9 flats on site, both of which were refused. It is included in the 2012 Strategic Housing and Employment Land Availability Assessment for 11 dwellings, with the expectation that a new development could be delivered between 6 and 10 years.
Commentary
Whilst both applications were refused on the development’s impact on the character of the area and an absence of contributions to infrastructure, the principle of a high-density flatted development in this location was accepted. Located in a predominantly residential area, the site is considered suitable for housing. Although the site is located just over 800m from Esher Town Centre, there is a bus service passing on Milbourne Lane, which travels into Esher, Claygate, Surbiton and Kingston. Whilst any development would need to be appropriate for its location there are no other constraints on the site that could hinder development..
 
 
34 to 40 High Street
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Size (ha)
Current use
Planning constraints
DEV/ESH14
0.08
Retail and offices
District Centre; Primary shopping frontage; Adjacent to Conservation Area and Locally Listed Building
This site has not been proposed for redevelopment and is not included in the Strategic Housing and Employment Land Availability Assessment. However, it was suggested at the community workshop that the site and the surrounding area would benefit from its redevelopment. The redevelopment of the neighbouring building and proposals for the car park to the rear (DEV/ESH3) also indicate that there is clearly potential for the redevelopment of this site.
Commentary
The development of this site would provide an opportunity to ensure the comprehensive redevelopment of this site alongside DEV/ESH3 and deliver ongoing improvements to this part of the town centre that have been achieved through the redevelopment of two neighbouring sites. The site could potentially be redeveloped for a mixed use development with retail on the ground floor and either offices or flats above.