Horley Town Centre
Delivery Body: Reigate & Banstead Borough Council
Coast to Capital LGF Allocation: £229,600
Match Funding Contribution: £1,257,285
Project Status: Delivering
Delivering Change for Horley is a suite of projects by Reigate and Banstead Borough Council (RBBC) that are supported by Surrey County Council (SCC) and Horley Town Council (HTC). The projects aim to deliver practical solutions to help address challenges that Horley has experienced in relation to changes in the retail sector and to local growth pressures. The programme comprises three related components.
Component 1: Improve pedestrian and national cycle route into the town
The poor quality of the pedestrian environment and public realm, and particularly the subway connecting the High Street and Station Approach. Component 1 will deliver complementary improvements to the subway (which forms part of national cycle route 21 and is a key pedestrian/cycle link into the town), and along the High Street (which is a key shopping location in the town), building on the successful implementation of public realm improvements in the pedestrian precinct at the western end of the High Street.
Component 2: Install Pay on Exit parking in town centre car parks. Component 2 will replace existing pay and display from the most frequently used Council-owned town centre car parks, namely Central Car Park and Victoria Road Car Park, with Pay on Exit parking or an alternative modern payment method, to encourage increased visits and lengths of stay.
Component 3: Bring forward development of the High Street car park site: options & feasibility study. Component 3 will enable the Council to progress its plans for a high quality mixed use scheme, which would include an enhanced choice of homes for local people and commercial space which (dependent on demand) might include small business units or space for leisure and or big box retail.
The LGF grant will be spent across each of the three components.
- Length of Footway improved: 750sqm
- Parking spaces benefiting from modern payment methods: 263 spaces
- Cycle racks provided: 5
- Wider impact outputs:
- All town businesses supported.
- Up to 40 new Homes.
- Commercial floor space: Circa 1500sqm
- Area of land reclaimed for redevelopment 0.28ha