Residents invited to give views on where to site 500-plus homes

By Daniel Gee   |   Head of Content   |
Monday 30th November 2020 12:30 pm
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Secretts in Milford, where 177 homes are proposed, was promoted by Witley Parish Council as the ‘most suitable option for new housing’ ()

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RESIDENTS, businesses and developers are being invited to give their views on the second part of Waverley Borough Council’s draft Local Plan, including potential sites for 524 new homes in the Haslemere, Witley and Milford areas.

The council adopted part one of its new Local Plan in February 2018. This set the overall strategy for development in the borough for the period up to 2032 and contains key strategic policies, including the number of new homes to be provided and their broad distribution.

Local Plan Part 2 will complete this work by setting the policies that direct planning application decisions, as well as allocating sites for housing in Haslemere, Witley and Milford, where Neighbourhood Plans are not doing so.

The larger housing sites proposed in these areas include:

- Haslemere ‘Key Site’, off West Street (40 homes);

- Barons of Hindhead (38);

- Wey Hill Youth Campus (40);

- Haslemere Prep School (21);

- Fairground Car Park (55);

- Red Court, Scotland Lane (50);

- Andrews of Hindhead (35);

- The Old Grove, High Pitfold (18);

- National Trust car park, Branksome Place (13);

- Wheeler Street Nurseries, Wheeler Lane, Witley (20);

- Land at Secretts, Hurst Farm, Milford (177).

Part 2 of the plan also allocates sites in the borough for gypsies and travellers and will review other land designations.

Comments will be accepted between November 27 and January 29, 2021.

The plan and supporting documents are available at www.waverley.gov.uk/LPP2 or to arrange to see a hard copy of the documents, call the council on 01483 523333.

Councillor Andy Macleod, Waverley’s portfolio holder for planning, said: “We want Waverley to continue to be one of the best places in the UK, where people of all ages want to live, work and visit.

“We want to make sure this plan is right for our communities. The council is very interested in hearing your views and I would encourage everyone to take the time to get involved.”

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