The site straddles the boundary between Reigate and Banstead Borough and Tandridge District, in the heart of the coast-to-capital corridor so it can significantly help the housing and business needs of both councils in a sustainable location on a single site.
Redhill Garden Community will be arranged into distinct districts, each with new and extended footpaths and cycleways so that children in the community will be able to safely and sustainably travel to their new school.
The central transport hub will provide access to the regular bus services and enhanced transport fast links to existing local services. A host of activities to share and enjoy will take place in the new community centre, and the new district centre will house the new GP hub, providing the community with a first port of call for their health care needs.
Redhill Garden Community has all the potential to become a thriving new place where people really want to live and to work.
Substantial investments into infrastructure will improve local conditions by making new connections for through traffic and better public transport links to key local destinations.
Including affordable and discounted market homes, housing for families or retirement, private rented homes, and homes tailored to special need requirements.
A new junction and link road will be built onto the A23 to utilise the strategic potential of the site to improve access to key services like East Surrey Hospital, the air ambulance services and Gatwick Airport.
Specialist employment areas, including a new business park with B8 (storage and distribution) provision.
By removing existing culvert and restoring the waterway to its original course with new storm water storage areas.
Including a state of the art onsite transport hub running into the heart of the community, so that you can get a bus from the new district centre to South terminal at Gatwick Airport in under 20 minutes, via a new metrobus fastway guided service. There will also addition to local bus enhancements to also benefit existing residents.
These facilities will focus on the expansion and enhancement of the East Surrey Hospital, integrated health and social care facilities through a new GP surgery and primary healthcare within the District Centre, and a long-term permanent base for the air ambulance services.
Including a new district centre, police office, community hub, supermarket, multi-faith centre, pub, enterprises hub, business park, plus local employment and business support, to benefit both the new community and existing residents.
Funding for local and strategic projects which will benefit existing and future communities through the provision of approximately £87m New Homes Bonus, £125m to meet planning obligations through Section 106 and Community Infrastructure Levy, £21.8m per annum increase in Council Tax.
Including two early years nurseries, two 3 form entry primary schools and an “all-through” combined 3 form entry primary school, 8 form entry secondary school and further educational facilities.
New formal parks and gardens and outdoor sports and pitches, connected by improved footpaths, cycle routes and bridleways on currently private land. There will also be a permanent green buffer provided between the new community and Nutfield.
Approximately 3,800 jobs will be created on and off site, supported by the new community, and 290 building jobs each year during construction.