Redhill town centre redevelopment plans approved

Harlequin Theatre
Image caption The entrance to the Harlequin Theatre will be improved

Plans for a major redevelopment in Redhill town centre have been given the go-ahead.

Reigate and Banstead Borough Council approved the plans which include a 92-room hotel, town centre car park and gym in the Warwick Quadrant.

The existing Sainsbury's store will also be redeveloped, together with improvements in the London Road area.

The Surrey council said that up to 350 full and part-time jobs could be created in the new larger supermarket.

The store was opened in 1985 and will increase from 27,500 sq ft (2,600 sq m) to about 80,000 sq ft (7,400 sq m).

Councillor Joan Spiers, leader of the council, said: "The scheme will vastly improve facilities for local residents and businesses and the additional jobs it will create is great news for the local economy."

Improvements will also be made to the entrance to the Harlequin Theatre and Redhill library.

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