The site of a former office block in Whyteleafe is to be turned into flats. It will become the location for a four to five storey structure which will contain 167 flats in Godstone Road, on what was formerly the Whyteleafe House office building. Property developers, Comer Homes, will build the new dwellings which will have roof gardens, landscaping and a basement car park.
Tandridge District Council said: “We are currently dealing with applications changing some of the approved details, relating to introducing renewable energy technologies, surface water drainage provision and recycling and waste facilities.”
Demolition of Whyteleafe House was given the go ahead in 2011 and the site has been empty since it was knocked down.
Godstone Road resident Barry Attwell feels the added traffic will cause strain on what is already a busy area.
He said: “(The development) is going to cause problems because I have to try and find a space for my car around the corner at the moment.
“They have parking restrictions on this road where you can’t park between 8.30 in the morning and 6.30 in the evening.
“People need places to live but it’s going to affect us because we are not allowed to get a drive because the road is too close to the house, so we will suffer and not be able to find a space, particularly when this development comes.
“(The area) is very popular. We have two train stations here and the Travelodge, so it becomes quite congested and we have had a number of accidents down this road too.”
Comer Homes were contacted for comment.