Developer unveils plans for 80 homes and care home in Leatherhead fields

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“A major concern is that sufficient parking is provided within the new development as there is a severe shortage of parking in the immediate area already.

By Dorking Advertiser  |  Posted: July 23, 2015

  • VISION: How the development in Randalls Road could look

PLANS to build 80 homes and a 64-bed care home in fields near the centre of Leatherhead have been revealed at a public exhibition.

Beechcroft Developers wants to build on three hectares between Randalls Road and Cleeve Road. Outline permission to develop the site was granted by Mole Valley District Council in 2012.

The proposal is set to be made up of 27 family houses, 18 affordable units and 35 assisted living units along with the care home. It would follow the demolition of an existing house on the site used for affordable housing units.

Fran Smith, chairman of the planning subcommittee of the Leatherhead Residents’ Association, said: “The plans presented by Beechcroft are very different from those submitted for outline planning consent for 70 homes.

“In some respects, these new plans might have a lower impact on the area, as there will be fewer people needing to drive to work or to schools during the peak traffic times on the very congested roads in this area as half the homes are designated assisted living.

“A major concern is that sufficient parking is provided within the new development as there is a severe shortage of parking in the immediate area already.

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Editor’s Note:  

Yet again Planners appear to be forcing people into new homes without adequate provision for parking.  This causes stress and anger between residents often between different socio economic groups as the privately owned properties have enough parking but others do not.  

Planners really need to get this right at the earliest stage and ensure proper sound insulation between properties – just visit the Affordable dwellings at Frenchlands Gate at East Horsley to see how an apparently attractive and well-built site is ruined by insufficient car parking spaces and an appalling lack of sound insulation between the flats. 

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