Planners and the townsfolk have dubbed the Amlets Park development in Cranleigh as ‘the best designed new housing scheme in the area.’
Now another smaller development of just 13 homes is planned on land adjoining the site: four affordable homes and nine market homes.
The Cala Homes development is spacious, unobtrusive, and the access that councillors and the locals feared would be a danger to motorists on a narrow lane has not materialised. The well-planned and unusually spacious feel of the bungalows and houses, together with affordable homes recently obtained by ‘Your Waverley’, has ensured that the first major scheme to hit Cranleigh has been a huge success. Amlets Park SOLD!
It is the only new housing development in Cranleigh that provides a safe and easy pedestrian and cycle access onto the nearby Glebe Estate and all the local schools.
A Bramley councillor who supported the scheme said it was preferable to build in the countryside rather than on nearby brownfield sites!
The developer says an award-winning architect has been commissioned to show the 13 new homes in a series of connected building forms and intimate clusters, using quality local materials that reflect the surrounding homes on Amlets Park.
The developer says the most important factor in this scheme is that the existing access into Amlets Park is proposed – so no new access is needed off Amlets Lane. The site is enclosed by surrounding houses and Amlets Lane to the north of the site. Residents, particularly children, will also have a safe and secure cycle and pedestrian link into the town and nearby schools.
The outline planning application has taken over three months to be registered by Waverley Borough Council, appearing on the planning portal for the first time on August 2. The developer is liaising with Cranleigh Parish Council and the public.