Council buys offices and protects jobs

Local Liberal Democrats welcome the announcement of the purchase of Quadrant House in Caterham Valley by Tandridge District Council

Cllr Dorinda Cooper, District Councillor for Caterham Valley says, "I’m pleased the Council has listened to your Valley councillors. Caterham Valley needs to retain office space to have a vibrant town centre. I am glad Quadrant House won’t be turned into flats but be kept as a place for local people to work.

"Over the last few years we have lost a huge amount of office space in Caterham, most recently Maybrook House that has just been knocked down to build flats, and Clearway Court where permission has been granted to convert the building into flats.

"We all value the restaurants, cafes and other outlets that live on in Caterham. The footfall created by a lively working community is what helps to keep these thriving for the benefit of all of us."

Valley's other councillor, Alun Jones, says: "This is great news for Caterham. The Council has in the past invested money in an M&S in Maidstone, which M&S later announced they were closing! We have been calling for this type of investment in property to be in Tandridge where local taxpayers can have more confidence any investment will benefit them. This will now generate an income for the Council and preserve office space in the town."

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