Surbiton filter beds

A planning application has been submitted for the development of the Surbiton filter beds site on Portsmouth Road. The application is for 64 residential homes on a floating pontoon, a 92 berth marina and lock gate, restaurant, landscaping and car parking. This will provide a publically accessible nature reserve, riverside walk, heritage and education centre, flood storage and a river taxi stop.

The application is accompanied by an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Environmental Statement.

The applicant, Cascina and Hydro Properties Limited, undertook a pre-application public consultation in 2010 before submitting their application to us. 

In October 2012 clarification and further information were submitted to us for consideration. This focused on the bat habitat and their use of the site for foraging. Some minor amendments to the scheme were also made, these included:

  • additional screening and tree planting of walkway around filter bed 7 at the northernmost end of the site
  • additional planting around the bat habitat at the south western edge of the site
  • amendment to the passenger ferry boat to form a small-scale cross-river ferry service only
  • addition of a gate on the riverside footpath

The application was resubmitted with an environmental statement at a special meeting of the Development Control Committee on 22 January 2013.

You can see the full planning application within our online planning database. It shows:

  • the status of the application
  • a detailed description of the proposed development

You can also view a copy of the planning application at Surbiton Library and at our Information and Advice Centre.