Delivering Change in Horley Town Centre

Pages in Delivering Change in Horley Town Centre

  1. 1. Delivering Change in Horley Town Centre
  2. 2. Project information
  3. 3. Horley High Street and subway improvements
  4. 4. You are here: Frequently Asked Questions
  5. 5. Re-imagining Horley

4. Frequently Asked Questions

Why is the Council making this investment in Horley?

The Delivering Change in Horley Town Centre programme is consistent with the Council’s policies, including Reigate and Banstead 2025: our five year plan and the Core Strategy. It will help deliver the Council’s regeneration ambitions for the town by delivering a package of coordinated initiatives, focused primarily in and around the High Street north area to help address their challenges and deliver wider benefits, such as the delivery of new homes.

What does the programme cost?

The total estimated cost of the programme excluding the cost of the redevelopment of the High Street Car Park post feasibility is circa £2.5 million, of which circa £1.5 million is in place.  This is formed of funding from the Council’s Capital Programme and revenue budget, S106 contributions and Empty Property Reimbursement funding held by Surrey County Council and external grant funding from Coast to Capital LEP.

Further funding is required for the High Street public realm improvements and this is being sought from elsewhere.

For further information on estimated project costs, please see the Executive report.

How is the programme being funded?

Significant investment is being made by Reigate and Banstead Borough Council and Surrey County Council to support the programme which aims to regenerate and revitalise Horley.

The investment takes the form of capital funding from the Council’s Capital Programme and S106 contributions from Surrey County Council, together totalling over £1.29m. In addition, the Council has been awarded £229,600 from the Coast to Capital LEP Local Growth Fund to contribute to the programme. 

More recently the Council has been awarded £23,375 from the Surrey County Council Empty Property Reimbursement fund towards the installation of electric vehicle charge points in Central Car Park.

For further information on how the individual projects are being funded, please see the Executive report.

What are the timescales involved?

Each project has a separate indicative timeframe, these have been summarised in the phases set out below:

Subway refurbishment

  • Preliminary design: Winter 2020 – Spring 2022
  • Detailed design: Spring 2022– Autumn 2022
  • Construction: Winter 2022 – Spring 2023

High Street public realm improvements:

  • Preliminary design: Summer 2020 – Autumn 2021
  • Detailed design: Spring 2022 – Autumn 2022
  • Construction: Winter 2022 – Spring 2023

Improvements to Central Car Park:

  • Procurement: Autumn 2022
  • Works and implementation: Spring 2023
  • Completion: Spring 2023

High Street Car Park redevelopment:

  • This project is currently paused

How much disruption will be caused to residents and businesses?

The Council will look to maintain services and minimise disruption to residents and businesses as much as possible whilst the programme is being implemented. When we have confirmed timeframes and fully understand any potential disruption to residents and businesses, we will communicate this to local stakeholders via our existing communication channels in good time to enable any alternative arrangements to be put in place.