Spring 2003 – 2023 How things have changed in Farnham!

As Waverley acts against the developers, The Farnham Theatre Association has turned its spotlight on Brightwells Yard and House – and after 20 years, finds it wanting.

On 22nd April 2003, Crest Nicholson/ Sainsbury’s signed the original Development Agreement with the Tory Administration of Waverley Borough Council for the regeneration at East Street, Farnham.

Twenty years later, these parties have managed to create the half-finished site called Brightwells Yard. The finishing date moves ever forward as yet another problem emerges with this poorly thought-through development. The latest disaster is the unforgivable trashing of the historic architectural features of Grade II listed Brightwell House – and this miserable situation was achieved at the expense of losing the Redgrave Theatre.

Tomorrow we will post the comments of Waverley’s Portfolio holder made on Tuesday at the last Full Council meeting before the May polls.

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This was Brightwells as it was – in its much-admired location.

Brightwells as it was — with the delightful Bowling Green