Brox Rd (Nursery) Action Group
Striving For an Outstanding Development on Ottershaw East
Ottershaw East | Brox Rd Nursery Action Group | Ottershaw
Sadly the application has been approved despite it's design flaws and non-compliance with multiple points within local and government guidance. See here.
BRAG will continue to monitor the development to ensure that the developers stick to any conditions including that they must not build out and occupy more than the 94th dwelling before the Ottershaw Roundabout has been built
To see a video of the planning meeting which decided the fate of the application please click on the link below. You may need to wind the time cursor on the clip back to the beginning as it seems to upload in the middle of the meeting
Please join BRAG and give us your email address so that we can contact you with updates and points of challenge to help you write your objection letters
ONLY BY ACTING TOGETHER AS A COMMUNITY CAN WE MAKE SURE THE DEVELOPMENT IS APPROPRIATE AND FAIR TO EXISTING RESIDENTS
With 186 extra houses competing with the existing lorry depot and schools, this is the kind of bottleneck that could occur at the Brox Rd/Murray Road junction.
It sometimes looks like this now at peak times!
Any development on Ottershaw East cannot be occupied until the Otter roundabout at the A320 is upgraded or the village will be strangled with traffic. Surrey County Council will not be able to make capacity projections for the roundabout until the the density of the development is known. So a bit of a headache for any developer! Not an easy profit turnaround for them. See our roundabout page for more information
Did You Know That
Vistry states that the area available for housing development is 6.67ha. This is incorrect. The capacity was set by the Site Capacity Analysis which states that the area available is 6.54ha. BUT, the Field Nursery (0.92ha) which was part of the SCA calculation did not come forward, thereby reducing the available land.
Revised area available is therefore
6.54 – 0.92 = 5.62ha
Not 6.67ha as stated by Vistry. The number of dwellings should therefore be reduced proportionally from 200 which is now outdated, to a maximum of 170 dwellings to reflect the current facts.
OPEN GREEN SPACE
The councils own design document specifies that open green space and meeting places is
integrated within the street network
The Vistry plan improves on the Richborough plan with some green space but it looks like it is more incidental such as a slightly larger verge on the pavement opposite the GP surgery and a little extra rounding of the required buffer on the north east corner.
Ottershaw is designated formal suburban landscape by the Council due to being surrounded by greenbelt. However the Richborough plan resembled a 21st Century Urban development within our village more suited to sites close to urban centres like Addlestone.
Check out the new Vistry masterplan and see if you think it is an improvement
" Overdevelopment of the land is not efficient use of the land"
Did you know that there are plans for 3 story apartment buildings up to 12.5M high? This would equate to nearly doubling the height of the building as represented in the photo montage.
What is our goal?
Reduce the density of planned dwellings to reflect the reduced size of the plot.
Ensure the layout and character of the development has the least impact on our village.
Enable residents to get the latest information about what's happening and act as a forum for feedback and opinion on the planning application.