Taylor Wimpey South Thames has outline planning permission for 110 homes at East Horsley and we'll be submitting a reserved matters planning application shortly.
The development is subject to planning permission, but our proposal is to create a new community of 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom houses as well as a number of 1 and 2 bed apartments.
The site proposes to deliver 105 homes within the village of East Horsley, one of the most aspirational and desirable villages in Surrey. The site is in an extremely sustainable location, within 200m of the village high street, benefitting from a bank, convenience stores, bakery, café, restaurants and other amenities. East Horsley Station, which is just a 2 minute walk, has 2 services per hour to both London Waterloo (47 minutes) and Guildford (14 minutes), making the village popular with commuters.
With the outline planning consent in place, our proposals are to address the detailed design of the scheme using the parameters set out at the outline stage. Our proposals aim to ensure maximum connectivity and openness between the new homes, the open green spaces on site and the existing community to create a scheme that integrates with its surroundings and provides a noticeable benefit to residents new and existing.
Highway & Parking Highway & Parking
The development will be accessed from a new junction onto Ockham Road. This will be to comply with the arrangements and visibility provisions that were approved in detail as part of the Outline Planning process.
Parking will be provided in accordance with the local authority and county highways policy. This will include off-street allocated parking for the new private homes and visitor parking within dedicated bays or on-street as appropriate.
All new homes will include 2-3 parking spaces on average.
- Create a new sustainably located development, seamlessly integrating into the existing built environment and surrounding community
- Maximise connections to nearby sustainable transport options, such as Horsley train station
- Integrate the infill development into its natural setting by retaining and enhancing the green infrastructure
- Enhance overall flood mitigation measures, especially in the lower-lying areas of the site, through sustainable drainage solutions
- Provide high-quality housing in a sustainable location that will deliver socio-economic benefits for the wider area
- Provide a much-needed employment provision for the local area in the form of an office block close to Ockham Road North
- Provide green public and community spaces throughout to aid community interaction
The scheme proposes a network of sustainable surface water drainage systems designed to provide sufficient provisions for 1 in 100 year rainfall events including the appropropriate allowances for climate change effects.
The surface water will be directed to the attenuation ponds located along the eastern boundary of the site via pipe networks, swale features and filter drains. The existing wooded area, which is incorporated into the design, accommodate swales along the length to convey water towards the east of the site. Permeable paving is also proposed, which will contribute towards slowing down the flow through the site as well as the treatment of the surface water.
The surface water discharge from the site will be to the Stratford Brook in a controlled manner reducing the flood risk associated with the development.
As the design develops, we will review the requirements for flood compensation storage and accommodate appropriate features as necessary to provide any storage lost as a result of the development.