Sand­hurst’s big­gest homes project in decade all set to start

News Coun­cil­lor in line for award

Star Courier (Surrey & Hants) - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

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