Council’s planning application for its site at the Wells at planning committee

Epsom & Ewell Borough Council’s planning application for the redevelopment of council land at the Wells will be debated at the planning committee on Thursday 9 July.

The proposed redevelopment includes

  • 23 homes, 40% of which will be much needed affordable housing
  • a community hall to be managed by Wells residents for use by the local residents
  • a children’s play area
  • retention of the existing public right of way

The Wells is a 1930’s housing development within Epsom Common, built on the land around the well, where the original Epsom salts were discovered. The area incorporated an underused council building that had been used partly as a day centre which required significant refurbishment. In 2015, to ensure continuation of community services, the council decided to close the day centre, transferring services to the Sefton Road Community & Wellbeing Centre (three miles away) which has become the Borough Council’s flagship facility for its community and well-being services.

The council has held a number of public meetings and consultations about the future of the site with local residents and representatives over the last five years. The council has informed the community of its intention to proceed with the redevelopment of the site.

The Planning Committee meeting will be held on Thursday, 9 July at 7pm. This meeting will be held online and is open to the press and public to attend using free GoToWebinar software or by telephone. Full details, including a link to the online and telephone details, will be provided on the first page of meeting agenda – https://bit.ly/wellsplanningjuly2020

To view the planning application CLICK HERE

Deadline for public speaking registration is Noon, 6th July 2020

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