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New plans submitted for Rivernook farm development

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The number of homes planned for a Walton industrial estate has been slightly reduced after public consultation last year.

Plans for Rivernook Farm in Sunnyside have now been submitted to Elmbridge Borough Council for a residential development 83 homes, of which 33 would be affordable, and 5.2 ha of public open space after the demolition of the existing buildings.

The original proposal, which was consulted on by developers Angle Property in July last year with 1,500 households invited, covered up to 90 homes with two, three and four bedrooms.

Other changes were an increase in public open space and changes to where the development will be sited.

James Good, director at Angle Property said: “This is an exciting opportunity that will enhance the area by replacing this unattractive  industrial estate with a development that will not only deliver vital new homes, but will ensure the site is cleaned up for future generations to enjoy.

“We believe our proposals provide a superb opportunity to create a development that fits in well within Walton.

“Consulting local people is a crucial element of the application process. We have listened to what residents have told us and have made a number of improvements to the scheme, which reflect the concerns raised.”

The green belt site will be vacated by the existing industrial units and a major clean-up of the land in both physical and environmental terms would take place.

A new access road would also serve the development from Hurst Road.

The existing vehicular accesses to the site from Sunnyside will be closed to vehicular traffic and a new access provided there for pedestrians and cyclists only.

Four residents have so far written to object to the plans, with concerns over increased traffic on an ‘already busy road’ and the capacity of schools and other local services which are already oversubscribed.

Author: Surrey Advertiser