The old police station in Epsom’s Church Street could be demolished to make way for two blocks of flats.

An application for 29 new homes on the site has been submitted to Epsom and Ewell Borough Council; neighbour notification begins today (February 13).

The police station was built in the 1960s and was sold by Surrey Police in 2016.

As part of a five-year cost-cutting plan, the force sold more than 20 of its stations for a total of £30m.

Epsom and Ewell police are now based in the borough’s council offices in The Parade.

PLC Architects, who are designing the flats for developer Zionstone Ltd, have said there are varied styles and sizes of buildings surrounding the old station, which is a brownfield site (developed land not currently in use).

The architects said: “The design intent for the proposed redevelopment scheme is not to create a pastiche of the surrounding buildings, but to create a design that takes inspiration from the surrounding area, resulting in a modern development that will be a confident and positive addition to the surrounding area.”

The flats are proposed to be semi-modern in style, with traditional buff-coloured brickwork but contemporary standing seam aluminium at roof level.

One block of flats will be three storeys high, the other four storeys.

The old trees on the property are planned to be kept, and the blocks of flats will also have car-parking, bike sheds, and black-painted steel balconies.