Work starts on Lintons Lane redevelopment in Epsom

This Is Local London: The site of the former Lintons Centre, in Lintons Lane, Epsom The site of the former Lintons Centre, in Lintons Lane, Epsom

Work has started on a new housing development set to provide homes for hundreds of people of the site of a former school building.

Epsom Council’s planning committee approved plans for the demolition of the Lintons Centre, on Lintons Lane, Epsom, and its replacement with 85 new homes last July.

The two-storey centre, which after closing as a school was home to community groups such as kids disability club Epsom Phab, is set on a 1.52-hectare site and will be redeveloped to provide 51 private homes and 34 units of affordable housing.

Developer Persimmon Homes Southern has started demolishing the centre and aims to begin the ground work for the new homes later this month.

The development, which will be known as Copthorne Place, will combine one and two- bedroom apartments with a selection of three and four-bedroom houses.

According to the report produced by the council’s planning department last year, the development will have a "traditional design" and contain a mix of two and two-and-a-half storey terraced houses, as well as blocks of flats of three to four storeys high.

A children’s play area will also be included on the site.

Sharon Eldred, head of sales at Persimmon Homes Southern, said initial interest is expected to be high.

She said: "Located within walking distance of Epsom station, the homes will appeal to a range of buyers at various stages of the property ladder.

"Families will benefit from a range of local schools and commuters will find the location very convenient.

"Epsom station, with journey times to London Waterloo in as little as 36 minutes is less than a mile or a 10-minute walk away and Ewell East and Ewell West stations are just a little over a mile away.

"A range of schemes will be available to help buyers secure their new home such as the Government-backed Help to Buy scheme, Home Change and Part Exchange and customers reserving early can secure their preferred plot and personalise their home with fixtures and fittings and options."

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9:30am Tue 11 Mar 14

EwellMan says...

How great.....more homes but no thought on school places, Doctors surgeries, impact on hospitals, more road use.......There will be minimal contribution to local services and the taxpayer will end paying for the above whilst the developer makes massive profit.

This building would of been an ideal school which is desperately needed in the area.....again failure by the council and Government to improve services and would rather rise class sizes and put stress on local services. Absolutely disgusting!!!
How great.....more homes but no thought on school places, Doctors surgeries, impact on hospitals, more road use.......There will be minimal contribution to local services and the taxpayer will end paying for the above whilst the developer makes massive profit. This building would of been an ideal school which is desperately needed in the area.....again failure by the council and Government to improve services and would rather rise class sizes and put stress on local services. Absolutely disgusting!!! EwellMan
  • Score: 9

10:30am Tue 11 Mar 14

sjsunny says...

I fully agree with your comments EwellMan, but I honestly think that the only way forward for the residents of this borough is to vote accordingly come the next local elections. We need a bit of joined up thinking here and for the views and needs of existing residents to be heard, considered and acted upon. Sadly, it seems that the wishes of the developers are repeatedly put before those of the residents.
I fully agree with your comments EwellMan, but I honestly think that the only way forward for the residents of this borough is to vote accordingly come the next local elections. We need a bit of joined up thinking here and for the views and needs of existing residents to be heard, considered and acted upon. Sadly, it seems that the wishes of the developers are repeatedly put before those of the residents. sjsunny
  • Score: 8

5:08pm Tue 11 Mar 14

chessingtonman says...

you complain that nothing is done with it and it looks like an eye sore, and now something is done with it, you complain!!
you complain that nothing is done with it and it looks like an eye sore, and now something is done with it, you complain!! chessingtonman
  • Score: -6

5:08pm Tue 11 Mar 14

chessingtonman says...

you complain that nothing is done with it and it looks like an eye sore, and now something is done with it, you complain!!
you complain that nothing is done with it and it looks like an eye sore, and now something is done with it, you complain!! chessingtonman
  • Score: -6

6:06pm Tue 11 Mar 14

sjsunny says...

chessingtonman wrote:
you complain that nothing is done with it and it looks like an eye sore, and now something is done with it, you complain!!
It is WHAT is being done with it is the cause for complaint. EwellMan clearly outlined this in his post.
[quote][p][bold]chessingtonman[/bold] wrote: you complain that nothing is done with it and it looks like an eye sore, and now something is done with it, you complain!![/p][/quote]It is WHAT is being done with it is the cause for complaint. EwellMan clearly outlined this in his post. sjsunny
  • Score: 7

8:41pm Tue 11 Mar 14

EwellMan says...

When i went to school in Ewell the class size was 20ish, when my mum phoned the doctors i could get an appointment that day. Now the average class size is 35 and you have to wait 2/3 days to get a doctors appointment

The point of the matter is Epsom and Ewell has built thousand of houses and flats over the years and no new schools built or any that were have since been extended to cope with demand. This is bad management from the council perspective but why should they care? They increase council tax to justify keeping services whilst they all get worse because the council cant cope with the additonal traffic and damage to roads, the stress on schools, doctors etc all why the builders are making massive profits.

Yes the building is an eyesore but only because its been left to rot and windows are boarded up, it was an old school had great potential to be a shcool again and at a fraction of the cost of building new one, with the parking the playing fields etc. The same thing happened in Ashtead with the private Parsons Mead school, the council watched it be sold off for 100's of houses to be built which then caused massive school place issues at the local schools and extensions has to be built on fields and playgrounds to cope.
When i went to school in Ewell the class size was 20ish, when my mum phoned the doctors i could get an appointment that day. Now the average class size is 35 and you have to wait 2/3 days to get a doctors appointment The point of the matter is Epsom and Ewell has built thousand of houses and flats over the years and no new schools built or any that were have since been extended to cope with demand. This is bad management from the council perspective but why should they care? They increase council tax to justify keeping services whilst they all get worse because the council cant cope with the additonal traffic and damage to roads, the stress on schools, doctors etc all why the builders are making massive profits. Yes the building is an eyesore but only because its been left to rot and windows are boarded up, it was an old school had great potential to be a shcool again and at a fraction of the cost of building new one, with the parking the playing fields etc. The same thing happened in Ashtead with the private Parsons Mead school, the council watched it be sold off for 100's of houses to be built which then caused massive school place issues at the local schools and extensions has to be built on fields and playgrounds to cope. EwellMan
  • Score: 8

9:08pm Wed 12 Mar 14

pamandal says...

What about the residents who already live in this area? The roads are congested enough and parking is a nightmare for us now! Can you imagine what it will be like when these houses/flats are built not to mention the Sanctuary Homeless development being built around the corner on East Street with only three parking spaces allocated! It will be an absolute nightmare living here! Shame on you Epsom Council for giving these rich developers permission to build here,on what is also a Conservation area!
Epsom is gone to wreck and ruin over the past 15 years and it is all down to dreadful decision making by this Council!
What about the residents who already live in this area? The roads are congested enough and parking is a nightmare for us now! Can you imagine what it will be like when these houses/flats are built not to mention the Sanctuary Homeless development being built around the corner on East Street with only three parking spaces allocated! It will be an absolute nightmare living here! Shame on you Epsom Council for giving these rich developers permission to build here,on what is also a Conservation area! Epsom is gone to wreck and ruin over the past 15 years and it is all down to dreadful decision making by this Council! pamandal
  • Score: 2

3:09pm Thu 13 Mar 14

EwellMan says...

pamandal wrote:
What about the residents who already live in this area? The roads are congested enough and parking is a nightmare for us now! Can you imagine what it will be like when these houses/flats are built not to mention the Sanctuary Homeless development being built around the corner on East Street with only three parking spaces allocated! It will be an absolute nightmare living here! Shame on you Epsom Council for giving these rich developers permission to build here,on what is also a Conservation area!
Epsom is gone to wreck and ruin over the past 15 years and it is all down to dreadful decision making by this Council!
Everyone thinks it but what can be done about it? Unfortunately we vote in the people that we think are going to stand up for residents and then they betray us. In my eyes its criminal what they get away with.

The council tells us on one hand that they want to make the town better and nicer to live all whilst raising council tax every year and then in the background are reducing services and allowing developers to get away with what they want just so they meet Government targets. We want a council that will stand up to the Government and say enough is enough, show them the facts of the creaking schools, doctors surgeries and all the green space being taken away from us and the fact that residents have to sit in massive traffic jams becaus the roads cant cope with the traffic.

I will never vote for the main 3 parties ever again and i will certainly be writing a letter to the council over compensation. People reading this may laugh but roads near the M25 reaceived money for the widening and impact on the residents so why should the residents of Epsom and Ewell not get compensation for the fact its takes 30 mins to drive 3 miles in the morning or the fact that the residents of the lintons lane area now will suffer parking issues and hundreds more cars passing daily.

The council is a disgrace!!!! Rotten form the core and has been for many years.
[quote][p][bold]pamandal[/bold] wrote: What about the residents who already live in this area? The roads are congested enough and parking is a nightmare for us now! Can you imagine what it will be like when these houses/flats are built not to mention the Sanctuary Homeless development being built around the corner on East Street with only three parking spaces allocated! It will be an absolute nightmare living here! Shame on you Epsom Council for giving these rich developers permission to build here,on what is also a Conservation area! Epsom is gone to wreck and ruin over the past 15 years and it is all down to dreadful decision making by this Council![/p][/quote]Everyone thinks it but what can be done about it? Unfortunately we vote in the people that we think are going to stand up for residents and then they betray us. In my eyes its criminal what they get away with. The council tells us on one hand that they want to make the town better and nicer to live all whilst raising council tax every year and then in the background are reducing services and allowing developers to get away with what they want just so they meet Government targets. We want a council that will stand up to the Government and say enough is enough, show them the facts of the creaking schools, doctors surgeries and all the green space being taken away from us and the fact that residents have to sit in massive traffic jams becaus the roads cant cope with the traffic. I will never vote for the main 3 parties ever again and i will certainly be writing a letter to the council over compensation. People reading this may laugh but roads near the M25 reaceived money for the widening and impact on the residents so why should the residents of Epsom and Ewell not get compensation for the fact its takes 30 mins to drive 3 miles in the morning or the fact that the residents of the lintons lane area now will suffer parking issues and hundreds more cars passing daily. The council is a disgrace!!!! Rotten form the core and has been for many years. EwellMan
  • Score: 1

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