Ashford Hospital planning application submitted

Continuing with its drive to deliver housing in Spelthorne, Knowle Green Estates Ltd (wholly owned by Spelthorne Borough Council) is pleased to announce a planning application has been submitted for the redevelopment of surplus land at Ashford Hospital car park on London Road, Ashford.

The project includes 115 residential homes, ranging from one, two, and three bedroom apartments to two bedroom terraced houses. The development will also include parking, landscaped gardens providing outdoor residential communal space.

Cllr Maureen Attewell, Cabinet Member for Community Wellbeing and Housing, commented: “Spelthorne Council is committed to investing in housing and this development will contribute significantly to the Council’s ambitious strategy to meet the diverse needs of Spelthorne and we will work positively with Knowle Green Estates to achieve this”

The projects objective is to increase the provision of homes at affordable rents to key workers across the Borough will also include some apartments for private rental.  

Knowle Green Estates Ltd. was established by the Council in 2016 to address the lack of housing for local residents. The company has ambitious plans to help the council to build over 650 new homes in the Borough. This includes much needed homes at affordable rents and keyworker housing, and to provide sufficient emergency accommodation for every local resident in need, removing the requirement to temporarily house families outside the Borough. 

In the last 12 months Knowle Green Estates has helped the council to deliver 11 new affordable homes and by the end of 2020 a further 37 affordable homes will be delivered with 12 flats at Ceaser Court in Sunbury and 25 one, two and three bedroom apartments at The West Wing, Knowle Green. By comparison, private developers have delivered just 15 affordable rented homes in the Borough in the last two years.

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