Raven Housing Trust is proposing to redevelop the Chavecroft Housing site. The site, at the corner of Board Walk and Long Walk, originally provided sheltered housing to older residents but has not been used as such for a number of years because of decreasing demand.
The site is currently being used as temporary accommodation for families awaiting permanent rehousing. The maximum occupancy for the bedsits is 3 people, and due to this limited size, households have struggled to fit a bed & a cot into the main living/sleeping space. The properties have become increasingly over occupied as many households have increased in size whilst waiting to be rehoused.
Raven Housing Trust plans to build 23 new affordable homes on the site which will involve the demolition of the current buildings and the development of 2 new detached blocks.
- Block 1 will comprise five 3-bedroom family homes, each with its own garage and off road parking space.
- Block 2 will comprise 18 flats, and will be a mix of 1 and 2 bedroom units.
There will be 33 new parking spaces, 5 new garages and 11 of the existing parking spaces will be re-provided.
There will be private amenity spaces for the houses and flats, and improvements to the existing open spaces.
Following a public consultation held on 6th October 2020, planning submission was submitted Reigate & Banstead Borough Council on 15th January 2021.
Have your say
The Chavecroft project was then validated by Reigate & Banstead Borough Council planning department on 11th February 2021 and is now open for public comments until 8th March 2021.
Public comments can be made by following this link to the council’s website: https://www.reigate-banstead.gov.uk/info/20043/planning
Planning reference: 21/00135/F
Chavecroft Newsletter Sept 2020