The doors of a historic mansion are being opened to the community tomorrow before construction work restarts.

An opening evening is taking place at Cherkley Court, the former home of press baron Lord Beaverbrook, near Leatherhead.

Developer Longshot Cherkley Court plans to push ahead with its transformation into a luxury hotel, spa and golf course after winning a legal battle that cost millions.

This month the Court of Appeal overturned a High Court judgement that had quashed planning permission for the development at the end of a lengthy judicial review brought by the Cherkley Campaign.

Katie Proctor, from Longshot Cherkley Court, said: "We are holding the open evening to fulfil the commitment we always made to engage with the local community and keep them informed of our plans.

"Since our original open days (due to the legal challenges) there has been a significant time delay and this event will allow us to explain our plans again/update people on our current position.

"We have invited both supporters and objectors, as we are always willing to listen to feedback and believe that dialogue with all parties is important."

Visitors must register in order to attend the opening evening between 5pm and 8pm on Tuesday, May 20.

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