Chapel Lane redevelopment – update

Dear Resident,

 

A planning application for redevelopment at Woodside Cottage, Chapel Lane, Bagshot has now been submitted to the local planning authority.  The proposals are for the following form of development:

 

“Redevelopment of the site to comprise 40 dwellings (1 x 1-bed, 14 x 2-bed, 18 x 3-bed, 6 x 4-bed and 1 x 5-bed) with 80 parking spaces and associated access, landscaping and provision of an area of Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace (SANGs)”

 

Since the public exhibition the project team have been working hard to consider the comments that were received.  The team have given consideration to the following elements of the proposals:

 

  • The potential to add a footpath along the northern edge of the site was explored to assist with pedestrian movements along this part of Chapel Lane. However, due to the presence of trees and shrubs along this boundary, which are important for the character of the site, it has not been possible to include this footpath within the proposals.
  • The possibility of providing additional passing places along Chapel Lane has been assessed. To assist with the flow of traffic along this part of the road the main site access bellmouth into the development has been increased in size to provide this additional space.
  • Changes have been made to the site layout to avoid root protection areas of important trees and to move the bridge link northwards to avoid a coppiced beech tree.
  • Following the exhibition, additional traffic surveys were commissioned to further assess the traffic situation in the vicinity of the site
  • Following discussions with Surrey County Council the potential to move the vehicle accesses into the site further to the east was investigated. However, the presence of large Oak trees along this boundary and the need to retain them in the streetscene means that this is not possible

 

It is expected that the Council will be in a position to validate the planning application in the next few weeks and the period of 13 weeks in which they have to determine it will begin.

 

Kind Regards,

 

Shanly Homes

 

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