Planning and listed building consent approved for Horton Chapel

Councillors on Epsom & Ewell Borough Council’s planning committee have voted unanimously to approve planning and listed building consent for the renovation and refurbishment of Horton Chapel.

Following a short address by Horton Chapel Project chairman Ian Reeves in the March meeting, many councillors spoke to express their excitement at the plans developed by Horton Chapel Arts & Heritage Society, after decades of the building standing vacant.  They felt that the chapel’s refurbishment would give a sense of pride in the borough’s heritage and offer opportunities for the wider community.

The recording of the official decision was followed by the extraordinary scene of a spontaneous round of applause from councillors.