Published Thursday, 19th May 2016
Ambitious plans for a new multiplex cinema, restaurants and shops in Redhill town centre have moved a step closer with the submission of a planning application by Reigate & Banstead Borough Council.
Plans for the multi-million pound complex include a six-screen cinema and up to eleven glass-fronted shops and family-style restaurants on the ground and first floors, which would be let to well-known brands. 153 studio, one and two bedroom homes for private rent will be built above. The scheme also includes basement parking for residents and a new pedestrian route connecting the High Street to Marketfield Way.
The development will replace the Council’s Marketfield Road car park plus 12 shops with offices above in the High Street, opposite the main entrance to the Belfry Shopping Centre.
Cllr Mrs Natalie Bramhall, Executive Member for Property and Regeneration, said: “I’m really pleased that we’ve reached this important milestone and that the new facilities local people have told us they want to see in Redhill are moving closer to reality.
"If the development gets the go-ahead, it will give residents and the local workforce a greater choice of places to eat out, shop and spend their leisure time, as well as much needed town centre housing.
“Anyone that wants to see and comment on the plans can do so on the Council’s website or at the Town Hall.”
The public can view and comment on the plans online via the Planning application search (application reference 16/01066/F) on the Council’s website or at the Town Hall in Reigate until 8 June.
The planning application is then expected to be considered by the Planning Committee later in the summer.
If planning permission is granted, construction is expected to start in 2017 and be complete in 2019.
The scheme was designed by architects PRP and would be delivered by Coplan Estates.