Historically Shelton Sports Club was owned by an Insurance Company who privately ran the facility for their staff members. It was purchased by a private individual in 2006 but following a number of failed attempts to make the club viable it closed its doors for the last time over a decade ago. The land has laid idle ever since attracting anti-social behaviour and arson attacks. In 2019 the main pavilion was demolished on safety grounds.
The area of Warlingham
Shelton Green is located within the highly sustainable location of Warlingham, close to the heart of the Village. Warlingham is a large and sustainable Tier 1 settlement area located within Tandridge and 14.2 miles south of the centre of London. The site is located less than 5 mins walk from Warlingham Village Green which hosts a number of local shops and amenities which include a convenience store, small supermarket, church and village halls, primary school, post office, doctor’s surgery, hairdressers, numerous café’s and restaurant eateries including two pubs. The facilities audit diagram to the right demonstrates that the site has access to a range of facilities, amenities, recreation and leisure opportunities to support the development of the site.
Warlingham is effectively served by two railway stations which operate on separate railway lines. Upper Warlingham is located a mile from the site which has fast Southern services to London Victoria (30 minutes) and East Grinstead (25 minutes). Just a few minutes walk from Upper Warlingham is Whyteleafe Railways Station which has slightly slower trains to London (45 minutes) and Caterham (7 minutes). Departing every quarter of an hour. A number of bus services serve Warlingham Village Centre.
Where is the site?
Shelton Green is a combination of two vacant pieces of land:
- Land adjacent to 267 Hillbury Road, Warlingham – location of proposed access
- Former Shelton Sports Club, Shelton Close, Warlingham – location of proposed houses