Caterham Cars faces uncertainty due to planning permission appeal

Posted on 13 Sep 2012 by Tim Brown

The future of the Caterham Cars production facility is currently hanging in the balance as the company awaits a decision from an independent planning inspector as to whether the company's site is to be demolished.

In February, Churchill Retirement Homes applied to demolish the Caterham Cars showroom and depot to build 35 sheltered apartments. In June, Tandridge District Council refused to issue the planning permission but the Sussex-based retirement home company has now appealed the decision.

Caterham sales and marketing director Andy Noble told the Mirror that if the appeal is upheld “we will have to vacate this site but I’m still hopeful it will be rejected and we can stay”.

Caterham Cars’ lease on their existing site runs out in January with a six months notice period. “We have a six-month notice period on our lease which would take us to the end of June. I still hope we can re-negotiate an extended lease,” said Mr Noble.