Plans for a superstore have now been scrapped, so this page is for information only.
Although the plans have not yet been formerly submitted to Mole Valley District Council, a lot is known of the developer’s (Thornfield Properties Limited) intentions for the site through their presentations to various groups, MVDC itself and the media.
Sainsbury’s have bought the St Martin’s Walk shopping centre and are currently leasing it to MVDC.
MVDC have signed an agreement with the developers to lease them the land they need on condition the planning application is successful. This is technically an "edge-of-town" development because the site is outside the Dorking Shopping Zone (basically a linear area that runs along the High Street one shop deep on either side).
Repeated requests under the Freedom of Information Act for information relating to the discussions between MVDC and the developers have been turned down on the grounds of "commercial sensitivity".
In outline our best understanding of the plans is as follows:
The photograph below shows the area of the proposed superstore with the development site highlighted.