The Rainbow Coalition – made up of representation from every political party and two Independents are actually doing what it promised – building affordable homes. ‘Truly affordable homes.’ Here’s an artist’s impression of homes consented last week, and which will replace two tired council bungalows in Chiddingfold with five energy efficient new homes.
On another site in the same village 16a & 16b Pathfield, Chiddingfold, Waverley’s Housing Department is replacing 10 dilapidated council garages with six similar new homes.
The dwellings in two separate designs, consist of 4 two-bedroom houses and 2 one-bedroom apartments, the dwellings will be two storey. The apartments imitate one and a half storey dwellings, they will have separate access. The footprint of plot 1-4 is set 5m behind the street boundary to provide car parking, plot 5 and 6 have parking to the side and the property is closer to the street edge. Each dwelling has amenity space with bin and cycle storage.
Each dwelling has curtilage parking for up to 2 vehicles.
Barn-hipped roofs have been designed to further help step the scale. The proposed dwellings have been designed with materials matching those of the previous development to help fit in with the local character.
Waverley planners welcomed both developments, saying they hoped its housing department would do many more similar schemes in the future.
This week Waverley’s housing department also took possession of three shared-ownership properties on the Cala Homes development at Amlets Park in Cranleigh. The council is buying homes to increase its housing stock as part of the new Administration’s Investment Strategy.
An example of costs to climb on the home-ownership ladder into what the WW believes is one of the nicer open-aspect developments in Cranleigh. With easy access to local schools – on foot or cycle, without touching the heavily congested main roads.