Sandhurst’s biggest homes project in decade all set to start
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This month work to construct 108 homes, as well as a community building and public open space near High Street gets under way.
Bloor Homes is behind the biggest development the town has seen in a decade and it promises to address the borough’s housing shortage.
The planning application was given the goahead by Bracknell Forest Council in July.
The development will comprise of 108 one to five- bedroom properties, 27 of which will be affordable housing. The 26- acre site will also incorporate a large public open space and a new community building, which placed under council ownership.
As part of a Section 106 agreement of the planning permission, the privately owned housing company will provide almost £ 2 million in funding towards a Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace and its management.
The housing application attracted 25 objections from members of the will be parish public ahead approval.
However, Luke Southgate, regional sales director at Bloor Homes Southern, said the development will help the area’s housing crisis.
“Given the housing shortage in the Bracknell area, our future development, which has been designed to blend in sympathetically with its surrounding, will deliver a much- needed range of of council new housing,” he said.
“Our vision is to create a development that has its own identity, influenced by the design features of existing properties in the local area.
“We are naturally pleased to have acquired the land for our proposed development in Sandhurst.” SURREY Heath ward councillor for Mytchett and Deepcut and Surrey county councillor Paul Deach has been shortlisted for this year’s Councillor Achievement Awards for his work and passion in technology.
Cllr Deach, who runs the Surrey Residents’ Network, has been nominated for the Technology and Digital Award.
The national ceremony celebrates the work of councillors from across England and Wales.