Development of Masterplan for Leatherhead approved


Mole Valley District Council approve the development of a Masterplan aimed at revitalising Leatherhead town centre.

Extract from the Executive report:

“The Masterplan will primarily focus on ensuring that the town centre meets the needs of residents and businesses of Leatherhead, Bookham, Fetcham and Ashtead, (and the rural areas immediately surrounding those built up areas). In addressing the ‘town centre needs’ of local people, the Masterplan will actively consider, (in no particular order):

  • Town centre housing;
  • Job creation and employment land;
  • Leisure, (including hotel provision), recreation and open space;
  • Food & beverage;
  • The ‘evening economy’;
  • Convenience retail (grocery shopping and supermarkets);
  • Comparison retail (non-grocery related shopping);
  • Parking and access;
  • Town centre roads and the one-way system;
  • Public realm and the conservation area. 

In making Leatherhead, and hence, northern Mole Valley an even more attractive place to live, work and ‘play’, the project will tackle the current ‘leakage’ of economic activity, (e.g. shopping, leisure activities), to other, more distant, towns.”