Pru Ride London Cycle Event

The Prudential RideLondon Cycle Event, and the associated professional cycle event, has been approved by Surrey County Council up until 2020.

The County Council has been in discussion with Transport for London with regard to the continuation of the event for 2021 and beyond and is now seeking views to inform a County Council Cabinet decision on whether the event should continue to be hosted in Surrey from 2021 to 2025.

The County Council has, however, committed to hold the 2021 event if the decision is not to continue to host the event in order to give the Organisers time to find an alternative host.

If the decision is to continue with the event it would be along a similar route to that currently used but with possible minor changes for operational reasons.

You can share your views online here before 16 February 2020.

Detailed Design for Transform Leatherhead Riverside Park

On 4th February, Mole Valley District Council’s Cabinet will be asked to approve funds for the detailed design of the Riverside Park in Leatherhead. The proposed design work would build upon initial concepts from the Transform Leatherhead Masterplan with fresh analysis, further consultation and detailed technical work.

Transform Leatherhead proposes to create a riverside destination for residents, workers and visitors with a vibrant environment. It will offer greater recreational opportunities for all and respect and highlight the natural and historic setting. In the Masterplan of 2016, the potential uses proposed to achieve these aims included: a decked viewing point; a more pedestrian and cyclist friendly environment; natural play area; a pedestrian footbridge and enhancing riverside walking and cycle paths to the Business Parks.

The Cabinet is being asked to allocate £100,000 from the Regeneration Reserve to procure a team to deliver fresh analysis, concept design, and develop the technical design of the new park.  The detailed designs would be developed in consultation with a wide range of stakeholders to build on the existing knowledge and ensure the historical and ecological contexts are understood.

Councillor Keira Vyvyan-Robinson, Cabinet Member for Projects, said, “Leatherhead’s riverside area is a beautiful local asset yet many visitors are unaware of its presence and even locals are not always aware of all it has to offer. A distinctive natural area, wildlife habitat, Local Nature Reserve and containing a Site of Nature Conservation Importance (SNCI) it is an area worth celebrating. Transform Leatherhead aims to enhance the area with greater recreational and environmental opportunities and improve its connections to the town. If the Cabinet approves the request for funding, a multi-disciplinary team will be appointed to work with MVDC to develop and deliver detailed plans to achieve this aim.”