18th September 2023
Scotland Park Phase Two refusal appealed
Today, Redwood (South West) Ltd announced it is appealing Waverley Borough Council’s decision to refuse plans for Phase Two of Scotland Park in Haslemere and over £6 million worth of investment in the local community.
Redwood’s proposals are for up to 111 high quality, energy efficient homes designed by ADAM Architecture, 35% of which would be affordable housing. In addition, a comprehensive package of community benefits such as a new country park on previously private land, a new headquarters for 1st Haslemere Scout Group, and an outdoor educational facility for the Grayswood Nursery and Forest School are included. Also the plans would deliver around £4.5 million of community infrastructure levy monies to improve local infrastructure in addition to specific transport measures, including bus, and the ongoing management/maintenance funds for the country park.
A spokesperson for Redwood said “We were extremely disappointed by the council’s decision to reject our plans which would ease Haslemere’s acute shortage of affordable housing, at the same time as giving substantial benefits to the existing community.
“Alongside our appeal, we are looking to continue promoting Phase Two through the Local Plan Review process. Further details are available on our website www.scotlandpark.co.uk”