Almond Villas update

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In case anyone had missed the vast amount of work undertaken recently on the old Almond Villas site (Broadway) it was ground clearance. This was presumably undertaken while preliminary discussions were had with WBC planning for the construction of 10 dwellings with landscaping.

There is a planning notice outside the site although you may have missed it as it is barely attached and on plain white paper rather than the old bright orange.

Anyway, the current plan is PLAN/2013/0117 ‘Submission of reserved matters considering layout, appearance, scale and landscaping following outline consent under PLAN/2011/0088 for the erection of up to 10 dwellings and associated access’; the other plan referred to has outline planning permission granted on appeal in 2011. Interestingly (for some!) the appeal documentation (ref: APP/A3655//A/11/2157340) has pages missing from it so there are points or conditions unable to be viewed.

Main access to the site will be via Broadway and a secondary access opposite the Vyne entrance. Although it will be a very cramped site with terraced housing (mainly) not in keeping with the rest of the road, it is still likely WBC will approve the plans. This gives serious concern to where all the residents will be parking with a likely result of Broadway itself.

With construction of 15 High St well underway, plans for the old library site underway and now this, it looks like a busy construction period for Knaphill! Let’s not start to think about Brookwood Farm…

 

You can search the plans for yourself on the WBC site – http://www.woking.gov.uk/planning/publicaccess (You will have to use internet explorer to open any plans as the system is incompatible with any other web browser)

 

Our letter to WBC is here

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Andy is a business systems and operations consultant for The Business Delicatessen and has helped the KRA over several years. He is former editor of the magazine and also runs Fat Crow Design.

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