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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 20 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.

Affordable home ownership

Find out about shared ownership and First Homes on our dedicated webpage 

Affordable home ownership

Where are new affordable homes being built?

We are building affordable homes throughout Waverley - find out more in the sections below.

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?

The Chiddingfold redevelopment scheme includes 10 existing homes which will be replaced with 26 new homes.

Current position of the development

Planning permission has been granted for all four sites and Waverley Borough Council has completed procurement of a build contractor to undertake the construction works. Pre-development works have started on site and the main construction works will take place throughout 2024. 

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?

Planning permission for Parkhurst Fields was granted on 23 September 2021 and can be viewed online under reference WAV/2021/0212. The planning application for Crossways Close has been submitted and will be heard by the Eastern Committee later this year.

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 obtaining planning permission 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. The Government determines the value of the Home Loss payment which is updated on 1 October each year. 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

Link to Affordable Home Ownership Team 

36

Brookbourne (Hewitts) Cranleigh

Clarion

Clarion

6

Chanrossa, Ewhurst 

Waverley Borough Council and Landspeed 

Landspeed 

3

Cherry Tree, Ewhurst 

Mount Green 

Mount Green

29

Leighwood Fields (Phase 1)  

VIVID

VIVID

36

Longhurst Park (Horsham Road Part 2)

Southern Housing

Southern Housing

Affordable homes in progress

Number of Affordable Homes

Scheme

Affordable Housing Provider

Link to Affordable Housing Provider

17

Alfold Garden Centre - Alfold

HSPG

HSPG

93

Knowle Park (Cranleigh Nurseries)

A2 Dominion

A2 Dominion

7

Orchard Farm, Hambledon

English Rural Housing Association

English Rural Housing Association

15

Firethorn Farm, Plough Lane, Ewhurst

Aster

Aster

Affordable homes with planning permission

Number of Affordable Homes

Scheme

Link to page detailing the Planning Permission

540

Dunsfold Aerodrome

WA/2015/2395

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

Recently completed affordable homes

Number of Affordable Homes

Scheme

Affordable Housing Provider

Link to Affordable Home Ownership Team

27

Batershall Green

Aster

Aster

72

Brightwells

Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing

So Resi (MVTH Shared Ownership Team)

38

Folly Hill

Aster

Aster

7

Goslings Place, St. George's Road, Badshot Lea

VIVID

VIVID

Affordable homes with planning permission

Number of Affordable Homes

Scheme

Link to page detailing the Planning Permission

23

Bindon House, Monkton Lane

WA/2021/02902

26

Hawthorns

WA/2021/03018

54

Old Compton Lane

WA/2022/01621

7

Old Mission Hall

WA/2020/0558

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

Recently completed affordable homes

Number of Affordable Homes

Scheme

Affordable Housing Provider

Link to Affordable Home Ownership Team

10

Heron House/Electric Close

HEYLO

HEYLO

78

Ockford Park

Southern Housing

Southern

17

Ockford Ridge, Site B (Laurel Close)

Waverley Borough Council

Waverley Borough Council

17

Stillwater House, Pennicott Place

Legal & General

Legal & General Affordable Homes

Affordable homes in progress

Number of Affordable Homes

Scheme

Affordable Housing Provider

Link to Affordable Home Ownership Team

34

Ockford Ridge, Site C

Waverley Borough Council

Waverley Borough Council

Affordable homes with planning permission

Number of Affordable Homes

Scheme

Link to page detailing the Planning Permission

5

Wheeler Street, Witley

WA/2021/02078

65

Hurst Farm/ Secretts

WA/2022/02194

Aarons Hill

This is a small development of four much-needed one bedroom flats on a site that was an under utilised former garage area.

Planning permission has been granted, our appointed contractor has started on site and will be commencing the construction works soon. We expect completion and handover of the project by 2025.

Recently completed affordable homes

Number of Affordable Homes

Scheme

Affordable Housing Provider

Link to Affordable Home Ownership Team

45

Weyhill

ABRI

ABRI

Affordable homes in progress

Number of Affordable Homes

Scheme

Affordable Housing Provider

Link to Affordable Home Ownership Team

132

Sturt Farm

Stonewater

Stonewater

Affordable homes with planning permission

Number of Affordable Homes

Scheme

Link to page detailing the planning permission

4

Barons          

WA/2021/01950

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, Nicola Davidson (nicolad@surreyca.org.uk). Find out more on the Surrey Community Action website.

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 association developments

For shared ownership and housing association developments please contact:

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

Esther Lyons, Housing Strategy and Enabling Manager, email or esther.lyons@waverley.gov.uk or tel: 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 tel: 01483 523205