The government proposed moving Wolvercote Paedophile rehabilitation clinic (operated by the Home Office and Probation Service) from Epsom to Silverlands (opposite St Peters Hospital) in Chertsey. The reason for the proposed move is that the site at Wolvercote has been sold for housing development by the Health Department.
The government spent circa £2m on refurbishing Silverlands for the new treatment centre. Due to public outcry that Silverlands was an inappropriate location for this purpose due to the close proximity of residential housing, the government was forced to re-consider. Silverlands now sits empty awaiting a new purpose.