Some Godawfulming development which is sparking interest in the town?

Godalming residents have been scratching their heads and filing a series of comments on the town’s Facebook page about this development aptly named  “Prime Place.’ An occupied building which has been clothed in scaffolding for many months.

This is the development site: Lots of controversy over it when  Waverley Planners finally approved the development.

Pic 1 shows Victoria Road, behind the scaffold site – it’s a half moon/curved development – very attractive houses whose occupants are forced to look at this mess courtesy of developer Wilmott Dixon.
Pic 2 shows the location of the scaffold site – The Atrium is on the left – then The Wharf Nursery School, Then Prime Place. 

Someone called Christine asked.

Does anyone know what the problem is with the flats opposite Waitrose’s car park? They have been covered in scaffolding for months and months. Just feel for the poor people living there – it must be miserably dark. 

Said Bernadette.

I think it’s something to do with the insulation. Must be awful if they are all still living there. It’s not the first time scaffolding has been up there.  That’s what happens when you blink and suddenly a whole complex like that is built, NOTHING will be right

Said, Carl.

I had a client in there, she said the place was a total mess, walls not straight, doors wonky, stone floor pi**ed and cut wrong, and very very hot and she could not open windows due to the traffic and fumes, she’s now moved out. Just shocking build and always having work done. Judging  by the speed it was built, did some real shortcuts  

Said Philip.

Relates at a guess to the problems Waitrose had with water ingress which meant the fresh fish etc was out for a year .

The discussion on what is wrong with Prime Place goes on and on.

Wasn’t it the recently sacked Tory Levelling Up Minister Michael Gove who said?

“We are going to do everything we can to ensure that more of the right homes are built in the right way, in the right places. As we seek to improve housing supply we also seek to build communities that people love.”

It is no form of success if homes are shoddily built, are in the wrong place  don’t have the infrastructure and are not contributing to beautiful communities.” 

And wasn’t Angela Richardson Guildford & Cranleigh’s MP one of Michael Gove’s bag carriers?

4 thoughts on “Some Godawfulming development which is sparking interest in the town?”

  1. I wonder if the residents will get anywhere if they try and claim any kind of compensation. These flats were really expensive. It’s disgraceful.

  2. It’s really entertaining watching people speculating. Keep speculating 🙂 Quite a happy Prime Place resident here.

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