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Ockford Ridge refurbishment and redevelopment

We are investing in the council housing at Ockford Ridge, Godalming to enhance it for the benefit of its existing residents and future generations. We are committed to working with the community at Ockford Ridge to refurbish homes that are going to be retained, to rebuild homes and also create new homes for local people. This will be delivered through ongoing conversation, consultation and community engagement.

Plans for redevelopment 

Six sites (A to F) are being redeveloped in phases up until 2025. The project is part of Waverley's substantial multi-million pound investment in its housing stock. We intend to make the majority of the new homes available for rent. The redevelopment will also see the ground-up refurbishment of the remaining council-owned homes at Ockford Ridge.  

Site D

The six houses and ten flats on Site D were the first to have been completed and are fully occupied. The new homes are built and equipped to the highest standards and include the first four-bedroom houses to be built on Ockford Ridge. They are also energy efficient, so tenants will save on their heating, hot water and electricity bills. 

Aerial view of Site D in between sites B and C

Site A

Building work on the 37 new, affordable homes has been completed and the site is fully occupied.

An aerial view of Ockford Ridge Site A

Site B 

This site has just been completed with the provision of 17 new homes, including three shared ownership properties.

One of 17 new homes built in Ockford Ridge Site B

Site C 

Discussions are well-advanced for an autumn start on this latest part of the council’s regeneration programme to deliver 30 new homes including 12, one-bedroom flats, and six shared ownership properties.

We expect new homes to be ready for letting in spring 2024.  

An aerial view of Site C which shows cleared land ready for construction

Site F

This is our next site, opposite site C. We are preparing for pre-app and will present our designs in a public drop-in at the community centre. 

An aerial view of Site F

Site E

This will be our last site on the estate, plans for which are still in development.

A map detailing all of the Ockford Ridge building sites, A through F

Much of the housing on Ockford Ridge is over 80 years old and there are nine different property types, making this a very complex refurbishment project.

All 12 properties in Phase 1 were completed in 2018. Our contractor Niblock completed Phases 2 and 3 in 2020. Phase 2 included external works only and Phase 3, like Phase 1, involved full refurbishment of seven homes. Works included new heating, kitchens and bathroom suites along with completely re-wired electrics and a full skim of plaster and painting throughout.

Properties included in Phase 3 which were not already tenanted, have been allocated following our Ockford Ridge allocation policy and all are now occupied.

Phase 4 of the council’s ongoing refurbishment programme now includes a further 7 properties for remodelling under a process called deep retrofit. This will enable us to improve the energy efficiency of our existing stock and provide important pilots for the roll-out of more energy-efficient homes across the borough. 

The Local Lettings Plan sets out the principles for how the new build homes at Ockford Ridge will be allocated.

The purpose of establishing a local lettings plan is to ensure that a balanced and sustainable community at Ockford Ridge is maintained and that tenants who are affected by the redevelopment plans know how the new homes will be allocated.

Read the Local Lettings Plan for Ockford Ridge

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Contact details

Louisa Blundell, Housing Development Manager

01483 523205

Mark Constable, Housing Development Officer

01483 523159

Jack Crawford, Housing Development Officer

01483 523047