Pages in Reigate & Banstead 2025

  1. 1. Reigate & Banstead 2025
  2. 2. You are here: Reporting on our progress
  3. 3. How we developed the plan
  4. 4. Associated strategies

2. Reporting on our progress

We report each year on the progress we make against the objectives in our Reigate & Banstead 2025 five year plan.

Annual update 2022/23

During 2022/23, we worked to maintain our services and support our residents through challenging economic times. We were also able to make good progress towards a number of our corporate plan priorities.

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Some progress highlights  


  • Dealing with the cost of living - providing information and assistance to those facing challenges, including distributing household support funding, supporting the operation of food clubs with partners and providing advice and guidance through the money support team and our wellbeing magazine.
  • Award-winning affordable homes - Completing 32 new affordable rent homes at Wheatley Court, Redhill, recognised as the best large social housing development in the South East by the Local Authority Building Control. We also brought forward projects to provide temporary and emergency accommodation at Octavia Cottages and in partnership with Raven Housing Trust and Mount Green Housing Association.
  • Community centres and development - an updated, expanded offer at our community centres, open to all, and working with communities to build on their strengths. This year has seen new community groups, local events, and a continuation of our close working with voluntary and charitable organisation.
  • Leisure and Culture - agreeing a new Leisure and Culture strategy, as well as conducting a review of playing pitches and indoor sports facilities.
  • Health in the community - working with health sector partners to build healthy communities. This year, we administered Creating Healthy Communities grants from East Surrey Place, providing funding for services including befriending for those in need, eye clinics, and support groups and counselling. We also maintained our wellbeing prescriptions services and helped provide activities at our community and leisure centres.


  • The Rise - creating new homes, cinema and entertainment centre - completing the construction of the flagship, mixed use, development The Rise, Marketfield Way in Redhill town centre, including The Light cinema, bowling, and Tesco, along space for restaurants and other leisure uses.
  • Public spaces - maintaining award-winning parks and greenspaces, and making the next steps towards improvements to Horley town centre and subway, Merstham recreation ground, and play areas and skate facilities at Preston park and Lady Neville Recreation Ground.
  • Planning policy - ensuring local planning rules remain up to date, including through setting out the schedule for the next update to the Local Plan in a Local Development Scheme, and beginning work on a design code and digital twin covering the area from Redhill to Horley.
  • Environmental sustainability - auditing our buildings to find ways to improve our efficiency, continuing to reduce our carbon emissions, and working to inform and support residents. This year we worked with Action Surrey to help deliver improvements such as solar energy and insulation at 63 properties, whilst our sustainability team met with community groups across the borough.
  • Community infrastructure funding - Agreeing a new community infrastructure levy strategic infrastructure programme, which directs infrastructure spending for projects across the borough until 2027. The programme includes support for projects including improvements to the A23 in Earlswood, footpaths, cycle routes, school expansions, flood alleviation and renewable energy.


  • Preserving financial sustainability - developing our Financial Sustainability Programme, with a focus on its four key areas: income generation, use of assets, prioritisation of resources and achieving value for money.
  • Delivering core operational services - essential services such as refuse collection, environmental health, licensing and community safety all be maintained at a high standard.
  • Maximising our assets - making sure that our resources and assets provide the most benefit they can, including through minimising vacancies in council-owned properties, working on upgrades to our Earlswood depot site, and keeping our IT systems up to date.
  • Skills and recruitment - responding to high national turnover rates for staff through recruitment, retention and training, supported by work to develop new workplace and workforce strategies.

You can also view other years' annual reports, which cover previous progress towards our Reigate & Banstead 2025 five year plan.

If you have any difficulties viewing these documents, please contact the Council (01737 276000 or send an email). A member of the Communications or Corporate Policy teams will be happy to assist.