The scheme was delivered by a partnership between MVDC, Surrey County Council (SCC) and Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership (C2C LEP).
One of the objectives of the scheme is to provide a better environment for all the businesses in Church Street, including the newly arrived Waitrose store and the long established Leatherhead Theatre. To celebrate the history of the Theatre, the Leatherhead Residents’ Association and the Fire and Iron Gallery enabled five commemorative stones to be laid recognising some of the most lauded performers from the Theatre’s history, including Sir Michael Caine and Richard Briers. Since completion, Church Street has hosted Halloween, Christmas and Easter celebrations.
The proposed Randalls Road cycle path intended ot provide sustainable transport links has had to be stopped because:
Following detailed modelling by Surrey County Council, the scheme did not reach the level eligible for funding from Coast to Capital LEP and:
Alternative options for sustainable transport improvements are currently being investigated in line with the Transport Study traffic modelling (see below) and the development opportunities within Leatherhead Town Centre as part of Transform Leatherhead. These options will require various funding mechanisms which will form part of any business case.
We are moving forward with our Leatherhead transport study - a key stage towards informing options for the town centre gyratory system, High Street and decisions on the public realm.
Once the Transport Study has been completed and the Swan Centre Redevelopment opportunities identified, the opportunities for the development of this strategic site will be considered further. This will be a mixed-use development that looks to include all the remaining uses identified in the Masterplan.