Reigate Garden Centre will be replaced with 17 houses

by | Aug 14, 2018 | Business, Independents, News | 0 comments

A planning application has now been granted to replace Reigate Garden Centre with 17 houses.
This has prompted mixed feelings for neighbours of the site.
The decision comes following three sets of delays. The latest was on July 4 when they withdrew the application to give the council more time to look at revised plans in more detail
Reigate Garden Centre
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There will now be eight houses built along Sandcross Lane. Another nine behind them around an access road have also got the go ahead.
All buildings will be two storeys, though some along Sandcross Lane will have loft accommodation.
Developer Ashill was unable to give a precise timescale for the build. work will start on-site as soon as the garden centre closes on October 28.

Reigate Garden Centre owner: “things come to an end”

Gary Tiley, whose family owns Reigate Garden Centre, said: “They’ve done a nice design and it will look good for the area.
“Things have to come to an end we suppose and it’s time for us to move on.”
Mr Tiley said before that the family had decided to sell the site, partly because of a fall in trade owing to internet competition.

Losing a local institution

A local resident said: “It’s a good thing from a point of houses. It’s a bad thing for the community in the sense that they’re losing an institution that’s been there all that time.
“We’re all disappointed to lose the garden centre and it’s a shame to see that go. Losing the garden centre is like losing an old friend that’s been there all these years. It’s a shame not to be able to nip over the road to get things.”

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