During the development of the proposals for the Hindhead tunnel, it was recognised that this scheme was likely to result in proposals for residential development in central Hindhead which is in close proximity to the Wealden Heaths Phase II SPA.
Waverley has adopted the Hindhead Avoidance Strategy in order to address the potential impact of development on the SPA. This sets out a strategy to secure financial contributions towards measures to avoid additional recreational pressure on the SPA due to an increase in housing.
Hindhead Avoidance Strategy
Developments within the Hindhead Concept Statement Area are required to make financial contributions in accordance with the Hindhead Avoidance Strategy, unless it can be demonstrated that the proposal will not have a likely significant effect on the ecological integrity of the Wealden Heaths Phase II SPA.
Map of Hindhead Concept Area
The financial contributions required towards avoidance measures are secured via S106 agreements. The majority of developments can use the model S106 agreement termed a ‘Unilateral Undertaking’.
Hindhead Concept Area Unilateral Undertaking (MS Word document)
Please note that the £250 legal fee must be sent in with your Unilateral Undertaking and application. If this fee is not included at this stage, your application could be delayed.
For developments within the Hindhead Concept Area, you can use the calculator below to work out the required contribution.
Interactive Contribution Calculator (Excel file)