Saturday, 24 October 2015

24 October 2015

A dull overcast morning just after 9am and a quick snapshot of the town center - first the pedestrianised area decked in poppy wreaths for Remembrance Sunday.

The latest new development at 71 Victoria Road (the old Virgin Car Park) - Sovereign Place.

According to Horley Online there are to be 2 retail units, 56 no, 1 and 2 bedroom flats and 6 no, 2 bedroom houses together with associated car parking and landscaping.

The first of the units to be occupied in the Russel Square development - 51 North

Latest view of another development  - Imperial Buildings (68-70 Victoria Road). the offices above the chiropodist and Chicken and Ribs takeaway are being converted into 12 flats with the addition of one floor.

This was the front view on 19 May when the scaffold was being erected.

The fully refurbished Lidl

and the site of possibly the next town center development, the library.

Again from Horley Online 'In a Reigate & Banstead planning document published in 2006 it was stated that ‘The library site is identified as an area for environmental improvement and provision of town centre homes. A large proportion of the site is owned by Surrey County Council, who support the proposals of the Horley Town Centre Regeneration and are proposing the relocation of the library to a more accessible site in the town centre’'

Reports in the Surrey Mirror (7 September) said

COUNCIL officers are considering moving Horley's library to the site of the former Newman House building. Surrey County Council wants to relocate the popular service in order to make it larger.
At the moment, officers are eyeing up one of the four vacant retail units at Russell Square, a six-storey block of flats on the former Newman House site.