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New affordable homes in Waverley

In 2012 we started a new council housing programme with the aim to deliver an additional 30 affordable homes per year.  We also work with affordable housing providers who build and manage new affordable homes.

How can I get a new home?

New council homes to rent

All new homes for rent are advertised, when ready, through Waverley Homechoice. Applicants on the Housing Register can express an interest in an advertised property online or by phone.

Shared ownership

Find out about shared ownership on the Help to Buy website

Where are new affordable homes being built?

We are building affordable homes throughout Waverley. Click on the headings below to find out more.

Council developments

We are proposing to build new affordable homes in Chiddingfold at the following locations:

  • Harts Grove
  • Queens Mead
  • Pathfield Close
  • Turners Mead

Why are we redeveloping?

Affordable housing is central to community wellbeing. We are working to maximise the supply of affordable housing and meet the goals identified in the Waverley Borough Council Housing Strategy 2018-2023. Our regeneration and development schemes make the best use of the council's land assets to provide new affordable homes which are sustainable, energy efficient, high quality and meet the needs of Waverley residents.

How will the redevelopment proposals for Chiddingfold be funded?

Through careful financial management, money has been made available in our Housing Revenue Account to build new council homes across the borough.

How did you identify the areas for redevelopment?

We have been working to identify sites that could support the delivery of much needed affordable rented homes in Chiddingfold. We decided to maximise the potential of our land and assets by specifically focussing on sites with garages that are under-utilised or in disrepair. In most cases we have had to include land and houses adjacent to the garages in order to create a site large enough to make redevelopment viable.

How many homes are potentially affected by the redevelopment?

Subject to two outstanding planning applications, the Chiddingfold redevelopment scheme includes 10 existing homes which will be replaced with 26 new homes.

 

Why are we redeveloping?

Affordable housing is central to community wellbeing. We are working to maximise the supply of affordable housing and meet the goals identified in the Waverley Borough Council Housing Strategy 2018-2023. Our regeneration and development schemes make the best use of the council's land assets to provide new affordable homes which are sustainable, energy efficient, high quality and meet the needs of Waverley residents.

How will the redevelopment proposals for Churt be funded?

Through careful financial management, money has been made available in our Housing Revenue Account to build new council homes across the borough.

How did you identify the areas for redevelopment?

We have been working to identify sites that could support the delivery of much-needed affordable rented homes in Churt. We decided to maximise the potential of our land assets by specifically focussing on sites that are under-utilised or in disrepair.

How many homes are potentially affected by the redevelopment?

Subject to Planning permission being granted, four homes will be affected by the redevelopment proposals. These will be replaced with 16 newly built homes. Across the two sites we are seeking to add 10 new 2 bedroom houses, 2 new 3 bedroom houses, 2 new 2 bedroom flats and 2 new 1 bedroom flats.

When will a final decision be made?

Following our community consultation and further discussions with tenants affected by our proposals, we anticipate planning applications will be heard by the eastern Committee this Spring.

When will I have to move out?

At this stage it is not possible to give an accurate estimate as redevelopment requires a relatively long lead-in period before demolition and construction works can take place. Work includes submitting a planning application and procurement of a build contractor. We will always aim to keep our residents updated on progress and give as much notice as we can.

Will I be entitled to any compensation if I have to move?

You will be entitled to Home Loss and Disturbance payments when you move, subject to your rent/ council tax being in credit and reasonable relocation costs. As an indication, the Home Loss payment currently stands at £6,500. Disturbance payments are paid to tenants to cover the reasonable costs and expenses incurred as a result of moving out of your home.

More information on these payments will be given to tenants affected by our proposals.

How will you address the parking issues?

All new houses will have allocated parking within the boundary of their property or in a very close proximity to the property. Although there will be an increase in the number of vehicles on the estate, the number of off-street parking spaces will be significantly increased. Additional visitors’ parking spaces will be created.

The table below shows affordable housing developments in and around Cranleigh and the Eastern villages.

Recently completed affordable homes

Number of Affordable Homes

Scheme

Affordable Housing Provider

9

Cherry Tree (Backward Point), Ewhurst

Mount Green with Millwood

17

Nugent Close, Dunsfold

VIVID with Vanderbilt Homes

60

Maple Row (Phase 1 Horsham Road), Cranleigh

Clarion with Crest

5

Nursery Hill, Shamley Green

Waverley Borough Council

50

Pippin Close (Amlets Place) Cranleigh

Hyde with CALA

15

Halsey Meadows (Ricardo Court), Bramley

Clarion

2

Sherrydon, Cranleigh

Waverley Borough Council

17

Sycamore Road (Elmbridge Road), Cranleigh

Clarion with Thakeham

Affordable homes in progress

Number of Affordable Homes

Scheme

Affordable Housing Provider

36

Brookbourne (Hewitts) Cranleigh

Clarion with Miller

27

Little Meadow, Cranleigh

Aster with Bewley

8

Springfield, Dunsfold

English Rural Housing Association

22

Sweeter's Copse, Alfold

Metropolitan Thames Valley with CALA

 

Affordable homes with planning permission

Number of Affordable Homes

Scheme

Link to page detailing the Planning Permission

128

Knowle Lane (Maple Lane), Cranleigh

WA/2014/0912

93

Knowle Park (Cranleigh Nurseries) Cranleigh

WA/2016/2207

36

Longhurst Park (Phase 2, Horsham Road) Cranleigh

WA/2017/1396

2

Alfold Garden Centre, Alfold

WA/2016/0114

540

Dunsfold Aerodrome

WA/2015/2395

The tables below shows affordable housing developments in and around Farnham.

Recently completed affordable homes

Number of Affordable Homes

Scheme

Affordable Housing Provider

16

Bourne Mill, Farnham

Clarion

6

Langham Court, Farnham

Mount Green

4

Middlefield, Farnham

Waverley Borough Council

27

Skylark Place, St George's Road, Badshot Lea

VIVID

21

Weydon Lane, Farnham

Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing


Affordable homes in progress

Number of Affordable Homes

Scheme

Affordable Housing Provider

48

Abbey View (Crondall Lane) Farnham

Aster with Taylor Wimpey

26

Acacia Gardens (Garden Style Nursery)

Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing with Bewley

17

Atherton Hill (Baker Oates)

Sage with CALA

72

Brightwells, Farnham

Metropolitan Thames Valley with Crest

28

Little Acres Nursery, Badshot Lea

Aster with Bellway Homes

 

Affordable homes with planning permission

Number of Affordable Homes

Scheme

Link to page detailing the Planning Permission

18

Green Lane Farm, Badshot Lea

WA/2016/2456

32

Land on West Side of Green Lane, Badshot Lea

WA/2015/2283

 

The tables below shows affordable housing developments in and around Godalming and Farncombe.

Recently completed affordable homes

Number of Affordable Homes

Scheme

Affordable Housing Provider

20

Greensands Place, Farncombe

Mount Green Housing Association

14

College Green, Godalming

VIVID

14

Station Road, Godalming

Waverley Borough Council

24

 

Wey Court House, Godalming

Waverley Borough Council

1 Community Room, Stonepit Close, Godalming WA/2016/1513
2 Badgers Close, Godalming  

Affordable homes in progress

Number of Affordable Homes

Scheme

Affordable Housing Provider

34

Ockford Ridge refurbishment and redevelopment

Waverley Borough Council

21

Water Meadow Place (Federal Mogul), Elstead

Clarion

Affordable homes with planning permission

Number of Affordable Homes

Scheme

Link to page detailing the Planning Permission

78

Ockford Park

WA/2018/1239

Affordable homes in progress

Number of Affordable Homes

Scheme

Affordable Housing Provider

132

Sturt Farm, Haslemere 

Stonewater

 

Affordable housing plays an important role in Waverley's rural villages.

House prices in these areas are higher than the South East average and almost twice the national average.

Young people are increasingly priced out of the villages they grew up in, leading to closure of shops, pubs and village schools and the loss of vital support networks.

Small scale developments of affordable housing, restricted to local people from the parish, can help to reinvigorate a community. 

Research by English Rural Housing Association suggests that for every pound invested in a local rural affordable housing development, the economic and social return to the community is worth £6.50.

We work in close partnership with the Surrey Rural Housing Enabler, Louise Williams. Her contact details are on the Surrey Community Action webpage.

Community led housing

Community led housing is inspired and controlled by the community.

Up and down the country more and more communities are successfully completing housing schemes that provide homes for local people.

We are part of the Surrey Community Housing Partnership which promotes and supports community led housing in Surrey.

More details on our Surrey Community Housing Partnership webpages.

Shared ownership and housing assocation developments

For shared ownership and housing association developments please contact:

Alice Lean, Housing Strategy and Enabling Manager, email: alice.lean@waverley.gov.uk or telephone: 01483 523252.

Esther Lyons, Housing Strategy and Enabling Manager, email: esther.lyons@waverley.gov.uk or telephone: 01483 523430

Council affordable housing developments

For Waverley Borough Council affordable housing developments, please contact:

Louisa Blundell, Housing Development Manager, email: louisa.blundell@waverley.gov.uk or telephone: 01483 523205