Epsom and Ewell borough council is to discuss a possible £2.25m funding rise to make the Market Place look more attractive to visitors at a council meeting tomorrow (October 24).

The extra £2.25m would come from the council’s community infrastructure levy receipts, which are paid by developers when building in the area.

Under central government rules, the levy can only be used to help deliver infrastructure improvements in the local area.

The redevelopment of the town centre would be a part of Epsom Plan E, a £7.5m infrastructure project which began in January 2017, expected to carry on through to the end of 2019.

The project has seen road and pavement improvements carried out in Ashley Avenue, South Street, Epsom High Street and the Spread Eagle Junction since January 2017.

Cllr Eber Kington, chairman of the strategy and resources committee, said: “One of our key priorities it to support local businesses and the economic development of our town.

“The completion of the improved public realm works will enhance the area, making it a more attractive place in which to visit and socialise.

“While Surrey County Council is responsible for the highway work and for the overall delivery of the programme, this proposal would be a substantial investment in Epsom town centre by the borough council, illustrating our commitment to the success of the borough’s retail and social entertainment heart”.

Support and funding for Epsom Plan E has come from Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership and Surrey County Council.