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Tuesday May 22nd 2018

New Affordable Housing coming soon to Bletchingley

Development on Coneybury Playing Fields

 You will be aware that Tandridge Council with the support of Bletchingley Parish Council gained planning consent last year for a development of 10 houses and flats on part of the playing field at the top of Coneybury.  Construction work on this new housing project will start shortly.

The contractor,  Selsdon Building Contractors Ltd, will be putting a newsletter through all villagers that will be affected by the construction work,  providing contact details for the Site Manager in case you experience any problems, and to give you an idea of the building programme so you know what to expect.

One of the first things the contractor will do is to construct a temporary road into the site from which the permanent access road will be constructed; and to fence the site for security and safety reasons. The footpath and access into the site will be temporary diverted via the old garage site whilst this initial work is undertaken for safety reasons. Construction parking is planned for the site itself but in the early stages of the project the contractor will be using the old garage site.

How to Apply for one of these Properties?

The construction is expected to take 8-10 month to complete. As this scheme will be developed as a Rural Exception Scheme, the properties would only be let to those applicants on the Council’s housing register who either live in Bletchingley or had a close connection to the village. The homes will never be able to be bought under the Right to Buy and will always be let in perpetuity for people of the village. Should you have a housing need and are interested in one of these properties please fill in a Housing Need Application Form. If you are eligible you will receive a letter explaining how to apply for properties using Tandridge Home Choice


Planning application for the Old garage site

Tandridge Council has also recently submitted a planning application in respect of the nearby redundant garage site at the rear of 108 – 110 Coneybury. The development of 3 x 2 bedroom houses and 1 x 2 bedroom bungalow will provide much needed housing to meet local need.

Depending on how close you live to the garage site you may already have been contacted by the planning department as part of the formal planning consultation process. If you haven’t received a letter, you are still able to make your comments either in writing to the planning department or by submitting them on line via the following link and typing 2016/2400 where it asks for the application reference number:

If the planning application is successful the plan is to develop these homes in conjunction with the larger scheme using the same contractor.