Draft Kingswood Warren Planning Brief Consultation
This page is about the BBC Research and Development Site, Kingswood Warren
This brief is intended to provide guidance on the development options for this important site following the BBC’s decision to vacate and sell. It sets out the policies that would be relevant to the determination of any planning applications for new uses of the site and provides guidance on the Local Planning Authority’s preferred options for development. It is produced in draft form for public consultation prior to formal consideration of a final brief by the Council’s Executive. This brief is concerned with planning issues and therefore does not address the existence or possible effect of private restrictions such as covenants.
About Kingswood Warren
Kingswood Warren forms the centrepiece of that part of Kingswood known as “The Warren”, and was built in the gothic style circa 1808 and extensively remodelled in 1835 for Thomas Alcock, MP for Newton, then Ludlow, then East Surrey. Further major alterations were made in 1873 and the majority of the grounds were sold off in lots in the early C20th. The mansion became a school and then a hotel before the BBC occupied it for research and development purposes in 1948.
The BBC plans to vacate by 2010 and sell the site. Enquiries from prospective purchasers indicate that residential conversion and redevelopment is the most likely proposal.
Comments should be submitted, in writing, to:
Interim Head of Policy
Reigate & Banstead Borough Council
or online on the Kingswood Warren Planning Brief page.
The closing date for submission of comments is Friday 25 April 2008.
A revised brief and comments on it will be presented to the Council’s Executive for consideration in due course.
We would welcome any comments you might want to make. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone on 01737 276184.
Last updated : 08/04/2008