Up to date development news and information for residents and key stakeholders. Information will be added as and when necessary.
Spencer Close widening starting
We are widening part of Spencer Close to give construction vehicles easier access to and from the site of the new leisure facilities. We are widening the bottom stretch of the close, from the junction with Devonshire Avenue, round to the start of the sports pitches. The road will be made wider by moving the existing left hand kerbside back by two foot.
This will take approximately four weeks and contractors will be on site Monday to Friday between the hours of 8am and 5.30pm.
As the project progresses it will be necessary to put in place diversions and parking restrictions. This is to help manage the flow of traffic around the site and might mean a change to your usual parking arrangements.
Activity week commencing Monday 10 June 2019
- Monday – Ecology survey completed. Further surveys will occur as and when required.
- Tuesday – Soft start to the end of the access road, including surveying.
- Wednesday – Tree and scrub removal to area adjacent to running track. This has been approved as part of the overall planning consent; it forms part of the approved overall ecology and tree retention plan.
- Thursday – Further surveys and marking out to the road. Delivery of Oasis welfare unit (toilets) for placement within the athletics track.
- Friday – Mobilisation of plant to ensure a start the Spencer Close road widening works in earnest week commencing Monday 17 June.
Green light for first phase of the project
The revised hybrid planning application submitted by ThamesWey was approved on Tuesday 9 April 2019. ThamesWey was granted outline planning consent for up to 1,142 homes within the regeneration area and detailed consent for 695 of these. This takes the number of homes with detailed planning consent to 834.
Council approved the release of £42 million for the first phase of the scheme (purple phase), which is a medium rise development incorporating Murray Green. The property mix includes 10 three-storey houses and 82 one to three bed apartments, available for social and market rent.
Before construction can begin, Spencer Close will need to be widened so that construction vehicles can access the site safely.
Revised hybrid planning application submitted
Following approval by Council on 8 February 2018, Thameswey Developments Ltd (TDL) has submitted revised hybrid planning application for the Sheerwater regeneration scheme.
The application significantly increases the amount of affordable family housing and assisted accommodation and public open spaces.
It is expected that the revised hybrid planning application will be determined by the local planning authority in autumn 2018.
Thameswey receives go-ahead to submit hybrid planning application
On 8 February 2018, Thameswey Developments Ltd (TDL) received approval from Council to submit a new and improved hybrid planning application that significantly increases the amount of affordable family housing and assisted accommodation, public open spaces and cycle and pedestrian routes.
In approving submission of the proposals, Council agreed that the application would be for up to 1,200 new homes, including at least 129 elderly supported units. The final number, and split between affordable and open market properties, will be determined by Council and the local planning authority.
TDL is currently finalising the detail of and obtaining construction tenders for the approved Phase 1 works which mainly affects the land occupied by Bishop David Brown School, the athletics track and neighbouring properties.
TDL had also been asked to review the current regeneration masterplan and, where possible, increase the amount of open space available and the number of homes, particularly smaller sized affordable homes, subject to Council approval, later this year.