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Deepcut Development Exhibition Presentation by Skanska – Podcast

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For those that could not make the exhibition and presentation the exhibition boards can be downloaded here:



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Give your views on proposed Neighbourhood Forum and Neighbourhood Plan Area for Deepcut

DeepcutVillageSignSurrey Heath Borough Council is asking for views and comments having received an application to designate a Deepcut Neighbourhood Forum and a Deepcut Neighbourhood Plan Area.

The application has been submitted by the Deepcut Neighbourhood Forum group.

The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 give local communities greater power to shape local development by having a direct role in deciding the future of the place where they live. Within Surrey Heath, neighbourhood planning can be undertaken by Parish Councils or Neighbourhood Forums, with Surrey Heath Borough Council providing assistance and making necessary decisions at key stages.

Designating a Neighbourhood Plan Area is the first step in developing a Neighbourhood Plan.

A Neighbourhood Plan enables a local community to create a vision and planning policies for the use and development of land in a neighbourhood. They can be general or more detailed, depending on what is important to local people. They must however, conform to the strategic policies in the Council’s adopted Core Strategy.

Surrey Heath Borough Council is asking for feedback from members of the public, particularly those who live, work or carry out business in the Deepcut, Mychett and Frimley Green area.

A copy of the application is available to view in Frimley Green Library, as well as via http://www.surreyheath.gov.uk/neighbourhood. The website provides a background to the Neighbourhood Planning process and details of the proposed Neighbourhood Area. A response form is available to download and complete.

The consultation runs from Thursday 12th June 2014 until Thursday 24th July 2014.

A summary of all comments received will be reported to the Council’s Executive for consideration later this year and a decision will be made on whether to designate the proposed Neighbourhood Plan Area.

Skanska wins £250m Worthy Down training base – Via ConstructionEnquirer.com

Part of the new defence college at Worthy Down

Part of the new defence college at Worthy Down

Skanska has won the bid battle to build a new military training centre to replace the Deepcut barracks in Wiltshire.

Construction work is to begin later this month on the £250m Worthy Down project in Winchester.

The scheme – known as Project Wellesley – will take around five years to complete and will provide accommodation for up to 2,000 students and staff.

Skanska beat Lend Lease and Vinci to take the job to build the new defence college that brings together onto one site the majority of logistics and personnel administration training for the Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force.

The plan is for the centre to be up and running by late 2018, while maintaining training at the site throughout the construction period.

Part of the new defence college at Worthy Down

The development of the Worthy Down site will enable the relocation of military units from Princess Royal Barracks Deepcut in Surrey, which is then intended to be closed and sold.

As part of the deal, Skanska will also act as development manager for the redevelopment of the Deepcut site where around 1,200 homes, a school and other facilities will be built.

Read the original article at http://www.constructionenquirer.com/2014/06/09/skanska-wins-250m-worthy-down-training-base/


Consideration of Deepcut Planning Application

DeepcutVillageSignSurrey Heath Borough Council has announced that the planning application for the Deepcut site will be considered at an extraordinary council meeting on Wednesday 17 July.

The Princess Royal Barracks is proposed for redevelopment following the departure of the Ministry of Defence from 2016, providing an opportunity to create a new rural village community in the Deepcut area.

The meeting, which is open to all residents, will start at 7pm and will be held at the Camberley Theatre on Knoll Road.

The ordinary council meeting originally scheduled for 17 July has been moved to 10 July.

The Deepcut planning application, submitted by the Defence Infrastructure Organisation, is accompanied by an illustrative Masterplan. This indicative layout shows how 1200 homes, together with other proposed community and sports facilities could be accommodated on the 114.32ha (282 acre) site, which will see some 69ha (170 acres) of open space retained.

Details of the exact siting of residential units and other buildings together with design and landscaping will be a matter for future applications.

Residents and businesses were invited to put their views forward when the application was received in December 2012, with details available on the council’s website and at the council offices in Surrey Heath House.

A full report will be published next month assessing the application against the Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) for Deepcut, which was approved by the council in 2011.

Deepcut Garrison Community Centre opens new kitchen – Podcast

SCC Chair & Deeput CommanderThe Chairman of Surrey County Council & the Commanding Officer of Training Regiment at Deepcut Garrison open a new kitchen at the Garrison Community Centre.

This podcast can also be found on the Surrey Residents Network Audioboo podcast channel and is available to download free on iTunes.