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Date posted: 05 July 2024

View exciting plans for new sustainable homes in Elstead

Waverley Borough Council is inviting residents to a drop-in event at Elstead Youth Centre on Wednesday 10 July to view plans for 26 new affordable homes.

The council is proposing to demolish 10 existing properties and replace them with 26 new affordable homes at Springfield in Elstead. The drop-in event, which will run from 3.15pm until 6.15pm, is a chance to meet with the team managing the project, talk about the proposals and ask any questions.

The plans include different styles of homes, including flats, maisonettes and semi-detached houses, and feature a mix of one, two and three-bedroom homes, providing residents with a choice of properties to suit all needs.

Each  house and maisonette will have private gardens, the flats will share outdoor communal space and there will be landscaped public space for everyone to enjoy.

The new homes have been designed sympathetically to complement the existing style of the village, and off-street parking will be provided for each property to reduce pressure on the roads.

Sustainability is at the heart of the design, reflecting the council’s determination to take action on the Climate Emergency and protect the environment. Solar panels will produce renewable energy to power the new homes, including electric vehicle charging points and energy efficient LED lighting. Air Source Heat Pumps will be installed to provide a more efficient way of heating the homes, and high-quality double glazing will keep the heat in and the cold out.

The council has worked closely with Surrey County Council, the lead flood authority and consultants to ensure the scheme not only has no impact on existing surface water drainage, but it actually reduces flood risk in this part of Elstead. The scheme also aims to ensure the natural environment is in a better state than it was before, by delivering a biodiversity net gain of 20%.

Any residents who are unable to attend the drop-in event on 10 July are able to view the plans online from Monday 08 July on our new housing development engagement platform at: All the information boards are available to read and there’s the opportunity to provide feedback on the proposed layout and design.

Councillor Janet Crowe, co-portfolio holder for Housing Delivery, said:
“Our development at 13 to 22 Springfield in Elstead is an opportunity for us to provide much needed affordable housing for local people and families who would otherwise struggle to find a place of their own.

“We’ve taken great care to produce designs that are in keeping with the area and make the best use of new technology to maximise energy efficiency and protect the environment.

“I look forward to sharing our proposals on 10 July and I hope local residents are able to come along on the day to let us know what they think about the proposed new homes, Local Area of Play and our plans to refocus and improve The Quillets before we submit a formal planning application in the summer.”

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