Planning & Heritage

Reigate & Banstead Development Management Plan – Regulation 19

The Development Management Plan (DMP) includes policies to guide decision making on planning applications and identifies sites for certain types of development. This Regulation 19 version has been informed by duly made responses from the Regulation 18 consultation which took place between 1 August – 10 October 2016. The main purpose of the Development Management Plan is to explain in more detail how the development principles and targets set out in the Council’s adopted Core Strategy will be delivered.

The scale of growth set out in the Core Strategy is not being revisited in the DMP. Nor are the general principles of where new development will be located (which are set by the Core Strategy), although potential development sites are covered.

The Reigate Business Guild has been actively involved in representing Guild Members throughout the Regulation 18 and Regulation 19 stages of the Development Management Plan.

The Council expect the Plan to be heard before a Planning Inspector during the summer with the aim of adopting the new Plan in December 2018.

To view all of the current and emerging planning policies including the background evidence to the DMP please visit the Councils Planning Policy Website by clicking here.

We have also saved a number of relevant documents below.

01 DMP Regulation 19 Consultation Final Jan 2018 Reigate Section
02 DMP Regulation 19 Reigate Factsheet
03 RBG DMP Comments Form Feb 2018 RET2
04 RBG DMP Comments Form Feb 2018 REI2 Reigate Town Hall
05 RBG DMP Comments Form Feb 2018 REI1 Library and Pool House
06 RBG DMP Comments Form Feb 2018 REI3 Albert Road North Industrial Estate
07 DMP Regulation 19 CD7 Publication Statement Main issues – Full Document
08 DMP Regulation 19 CD7 Publication Statement Main issues – Responses on issues raised by the Guild

If you have any queries regarding the above, please contact the Guild via the website and we will provide further assistance.

Supplementary Planning Guidance

In addition to the planning policy referred to above the Council also rely on a number of Supplementary Planning Documents listed below:

Local Distinctiveness Design Guide 2004

Reigate Conservation Area Appraisal Draft Feb 2015
List of Buildings of Architectural and Historic Interest 2014

Historic Parks & Gardens Guidance Nov 2001
Planning and Archaeology SPD 1993

Reigate Shop Front Design Guide 1999

The Local Distinctiveness Design Guide provides some useful background information on the Borough and including the character areas, local vernacular and has a small section on Reigate. Reigate town centre is categorised as Victorian/Edwardian and the guide states the following about the town:

“Reigate dates back to 1140, when ‘The Warennes’ built Reigate Castle and the later establishment of an Augustinian Priory in about 1230 saw the settlement expand. The distinctive Old Town Hall was constructed in 1728 and is still a prominent feature of the town centre.

In terms of communications Reigate was connected to Brighton in 1755. Reigate Station opened in 1849 and by 1860 many houses were built to accommodate “commuters” who travelled to work in London. ‘The Great Sale of Reigate’ in 1921, gave people the opportunity to purchase shops, hotels, businesses and homes. This led to the reconstruction of the town and many fine Georgian properties were demolished. Reigate as a commuter town has continued to grow with considerable amounts of infill development.”

The Conservation Area Appraisal sets out a more detailed history of the town and is supported by the Councils List of Buildings of Architectural and Historic Interest. The former also includes a map of the town centre identifying the extent of the Reigate Conservation Area.

More information on Reigate can be found in the Historic Parks & Gardens and Planning and Archaeology guides.

The Reigate Shop Front Guide is particularly useful for any shop owners looking to refurbish their shop fronts given the Conservation Area status of the town.

In addition to the above if you take a closer look around the town centre you will begin to notice the specific colour used by the Council for the signage, railings and street furniture. The Councils Conservation Officer, John McInally confirmed that the colour is RAL 5013 (also known as Dulux Midnight Blue BS REF. 20C40).

If you have any specific planning or architectural queries, please contact the Guild via the website and we will provide further assistance.