APPENDIX 6

HORLEY THUMBNAIL SKETCHES

A. Thumbnail Sketches of Housing Allocation Sites in Horley

Hr 8

Land at The Grove, Horley

Hr 9

Land at Whitmore Way, Horley

Hr 17

North side Victoria Road, Horley

NB. Estimated net capacity means the total number of new dwellings to be provided less any existing dwellings to be demolished.

The following site plans should not be relied upon for scaling purposes.

SITE REFERENCE

Hr 8

SITE ADDRESS:

The Grove, Horley

ESTIMATED NET CAPACITY:

30 units

AREA:

0.45 ha (1.11 acres)

OWNERSHIP:

Flightparks Limited and Network Rail

EXISTING USE:

Off airport car parking

CONSTRAINTS:

Potential noise problems from the railway

ACCESS:

From The Grove

DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS

The sites proximity to the railway station and the Town Centre and the tight location lends itself to a high density one or two bedroom flats development. The building or buildings should front The Grove with parking to the rear of the site possibly spreading under the existing railway arches. The parking standard required will be one space per unit irrespective of number of bedrooms, reflecting its central location. Three storeys will be acceptable with the further possibility of rooms in the roof.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS

An important aim of the Public Transport Strategy requires the construction of a roundabout on the raised carriageway to the south of the site to enable buses to be turned (see Policy Hr 22). Any proposal therefore will need to safeguard this land for highway improvements.

The site is considered suitable for affordable housing and a minimum of 8 units must be provided on site.

The site will be subject to the payment of Infrastructure Contributions.

Land at The Grove, Horley

SITE REFERENCE

Hr 9

SITE ADDRESS:

Depot Site, Whitmore Way, Horley

ESTIMATED NET CAPACITY:

32 units

AREA:

1.07 ha.

OWNERSHIP:

Reigate and Banstead Borough Council.

EXISTING USE:

Vacant industrial/storage use.

CONSTRAINTS:

Thames Water Utilities Limited has right of way to the sewage treatment works; flood risk.

ACCESS:

Via Whitmore Way

DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS

The site is suitable for a mix of dwelling sizes. In terms of density the west of the site will need to respect the open countryside and the Riverside Green Chain to the west as it represents the edge of the urban development. 172 Lee Street, immediately to the south, is a Grade II listed building. The entrance to the site could be enhanced to restore the historic linkages of 172 Lee Street and 71-77 Lee Street. The layout will also need to consider the adjacent sewage treatment works which may be redeveloped for housing in the medium to long term. Potential access to this site should therefore be an integral part of the layout.

The development of the Depot site may be improved if the western boundary is adjusted. This needs to be further investigated with Thames Water Utilities.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS

The site is considered suitable for affordable housing in respect of its size and location and a minimum of 8 units must be provided on site.

Childrens play space will be required on site. The site will be subject to the payment of Infrastructure Contributions.

Land at Whitmore Way, Horley

SITE REFERENCE

Hr 17

SITE ADDRESS:

Land on the North side of Victoria Road Horley including the Library and 13-19 Kings Road.

ESTIMATED NET CAPACITY:

68 units (75 gross)

AREA:

0.82 ha (2.03 acres)

OWNERSHIP:

Surrey County Council, Surrey Police, private owner occupiers

EXISTING USE:

Community and residential uses

CONSTRAINTS:

The relocation of the library to a site within the Town Centre

ACCESS:

From Victoria Road

DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS

The site is situated just to the west of the edge of the Town Centre. It is the Council’s intention to increase the density of development on the site with a mixture of apartments and town houses. The commercial uses to the west of the site and the 3 storey flats to the east allow for high density apartments fronting Victoria Road. These may be 3-3 _ stories in height. Building heights should decrease moving north as the site abuts relatively long residential rear gardens.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS

The granting of planning permission will be subject to the satisfactory relocation of the library to a more central Town Centre site.

The site is considered particularly suitable for affordable housing. At least 25% of the net number of new dwellings should be affordable units.

There is to be an on-site requirement for a small childrens playing space (LAP). The site will be subject to the payment of Infrastructure Contributions.

North side of Victoria Road Horley

B. ‘Thumbnail’ Sketches for Commercial/Residential Sites within Horley Town Centre.

Hr 29

Former Henry’s Garage site and 67-69 Victoria Road, Horley

Hr 30

High Street Car Park, Horley

Hr 31

Land West of Horley Station fronting Victoria Road

 

Ref

Hr 29

Address

Former Henry’s Garage site and 67-69 Victoria Road , Horley

Ownership

Legal and General Assurance Society and others

Area

0.42ha (1.04 ares)

Proposed use

Office

Quantity

2500 m2 of office floor space

Parking

1 per 35 sq m

Access

From Victoria Road

Design Considerations

The development of a free standing 2 _-3 storey office block of modern design should be set back from Victoria Road on the building line set by the neighbouring property Newman House. This will enable a bus stop and layby to be provided clear of the existing highway.

The Office Parking provision is to be designed in such a way as to be available to the public at weekends and Bank holidays.

Special Considerations

Commercial occupiers will be required to produce a Green Transport Plan to the satisfaction of the Borough Council. This will be secured by a s106 agreement.

Former Henry’s Garage site and 67-69 Victoria Road , Horley


Ref

Hr 30

Address

High Street Car Park, Horley

Ownership

Reigate and Banstead Borough Council, Network Rail, SCC

Area

0.43 ha (1.06 acres)

Proposed use

Mixture of office, retail or community uses and communal amenity space

Quantity

3250 m2 of office floor space
560 m2 of A3 retail or community use floorspace

Parking

1 per 35 m2 (For the sizes indicated approximately 90 office spaces will be required.)
A reduced requirement is justified given the sites proximity to Town Centre and alternative modes of transport.

Access

From Consort Way East

Design Considerations

This development is to contribute to 4 important urban design solutions. Firstly it is to act as a barrier to the railway line both visually and in terms of noise. This will help create a better sense of enclosure for the central car park. Secondly it will create a focal point at end of High Street which at present ends depressingly at the railway line. Thirdly it presents the opportunity of creating a substantial public space with adjacent A3 or community use that could do much for the vitality of this end of the Town. Finally, the existing subway will be remodelled to improve access to and from the town centre.

Special Considerations

The Office Parking provision is to be designed in such a way as to be available to the public at weekends and Bank holidays.

Any proposal will be required to make and fund improvements to the subway on both sides of the railway.

A new home needs to be secured for the Saturday Market prior to development commencing.

Commercial occupiers will be required to produce a Green Transport Plan to the satisfaction of the Borough Council. This will be secured by a s106 agreement.

High Street Car Park, Horley


Ref

Hr 31

Address

Land West of Horley Station fronting Victoria Road, Horley

Ownership

Network Rail, Reigate and Banstead Borough Council and Raven Housing Trust, 1 owner occupier and 4 leasehold occupiers (6 residential properties)

Once a feasibility study is completed there may be additional potential for consolidation between landowners.

Area

0.68ha (1.68 acres)

Proposed use

Predominantly residential or a mixed use scheme both incorporating station improvements.

Quantity

35 x 1 or 2 bed apartments (net). Or a lesser number with up to 1000m2 of B1(a) office space, if required in a mixed use scheme.

Parking

1 space per new residential unit (this reduction from existing standards reflects the Town Centre location.) 1 per 35 m2 for any office space included.

A further 78 parking spaces in the Station car park will remain unaffected by the proposal.

Access

Via The Drive with an entrance to the north of the site and the exit to the south. The internal layout should allow for taxi set down and pick up points and separate ‘kiss and ride’ drop off points. Safe access for all users of the Railway Arches must be maintained at all times when site development is carried out.

Design Considerations

To provide a landmark structure, possibly with an office use, defining the start of and entrance to the Town Centre visible from northern and eastern approaches and to contribute to physically ‘linking’ the station to the rest of the town.
The building heights should reduce from a maximum of 6 storeys with only 3 storeys on the south of the site fronting The Drive.
Contemporary design and materials will not be inappropriate.

Special Considerations

In accordance with the overall Town Centre Revitalisation and Public Transport Strategies a contribution will be required to facilitate improvements to the station building and a new southern entrance to the platform.
Horley Station building is on the List of Local Buildings of Architectural or Historic interest.
There is unlikely to be an on-site requirement for childrens’ playing space but a commuted sum for pitch sports would be required.
The site is considered suitable for affordable housing and a minimum of 6 units will be required on site.

Land West of Horley Station fronting Victoria Road, Horley

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