Betchworth Gospel Hall – Class D1 Use Only – Not Residential (Freehold)
Proceed westwards on the A25 out of Reigate Town Centre over Reigate Heath and past Buckland Church and pond to the roundabout at the foot of Pebble Hill. Turn left into Station Road past the entrance to Knights Garden Centre and the property is a short distance on the right (see site plan overleaf). Parking for viewers is at Mulberry Down next door.
The property is located in the northern part of Betchworth village close to the A25 and a few hundred yards to the south of Betchworth Station. Reigate is about 2½ miles to the east and Dorking approximately 3½ miles to the west. Access onto the M25 at the top of Reigate Hill (junction 8) is about 4 miles by road. The immediate area comprises attractive countryside and the North Downs.
The premises comprise an old single-storey Church Hall of timber frame construction under a tiled roof with entrance doors at either end of the building. The main hall area has timber panelled walls and suspended flooring and the remaining areas have solid flooring. The heating is electric, and we understand that gas could be available to be reconnected if required.
The timber building is in poor condition and of inferior construction so may not be cost effective to refurbish although an appropriate D1 replacement building should be possible subject to planning.
There is surfaced parking for about 12 cars in the forecourt (entrance from the road is currently boarded up) but only the width of a pathway around the building. The level site has road frontage of about 62 ft and maximum site depth of 83 ft. We calculate the site area at about 0.12 acre.
The accommodation is arranged as follows, all measurements approximate:
Entrance lobby (right): 8’ x 7’ 9” off which 62’
Ladies and gents toilets –
Main hall: 12’ 2” x 43’ 4” plus 1’ 5” x 12’ 4” 545’
Kitchen (left): 12’ 3” x 8’ 9” step down to 107’
Scullery: 4’ x 16’ 8” Belfast sink. Cupboards
Store: Rear WC now enclosed 67’
NET INTERNAL FLOOR AREA 781 SQ. FT. (72.56M²)
The current planning use is class D1 which covers worship, medical and health, education and training and day nursery, i.e. non-residential community purposes. There is scope to replace the present timber structure as a D1 building on its present site at the rear of the plot bearing in mind the building line. Replacement by a dwelling would not be considered by the council unless no D1 user can be found after a six month period of marketing. The local planning authority is Mole Valley District Council, Tel: 01737 885001.
By prior appointment with our office. Tel: 01737 245886 (ref MS).