Catesby Estates have submitted outline plans for the construction of up to 80 new homes on 14.9 acres of land known as Sweeters Reach, Off Loxford Road and Chilton Close in Alfold, Surrey.
The land lies within the administrative area of Waverley Borough Council, who are currently unable to demonstrate a five-year supply of housing land.
The Local Plan adopted in early 2018 set out a need to deliver at least 590 homes per year in villages like Alfold across the Borough. The housing land supply position in the Borough has worsened in part due to unforeseen delays in the progression of the second part of the Local Plan and delays in bringing forward the Dunsfold Park scheme, resulting in an urgent need for delivery of homes in Waverley.
The outline planning application includes 30% affordable housing and public open space and sits directly to the east of the CALA Homes development for 55 dwellings currently being constructed.
Victoria Groves, Senior Planning Manager for Catesby Estates said “Alfold is a highly desirable, but expensive place to live, with the average house price being more than double the UK average. The proposals would provide much needed affordable homes allowing those that currently cannot afford to buy or rent in Alfold to live in the community where they have existing connections”.
The application will undergo a statutory consultation period, where anyone who wishes to make their views known on the development can submit their comments to Waverley Borough Council before it goes before the planning committee later this year.
Should the application be approved, Catesby will then work with housebuilders to deliver a range of new homes, with first residents taking occupation early 2022.