New housing in Effingham gets final go-ahead, as Leatherhead and other @molevalleydc sites consultation continues a further month

Housing development sites for parts of Leatherhead and Mole Valley are yet to be decided and you have til 23 March to respond to the MVDC consultation. A drop in at the Letherhead Institute is underway til 7pm today (24th). Nearby in Effingham, the detailed design of the new 159 home development on Lower Road has been agreed between Guildford Borough Council and Berkeley Homes. These are phase 1 of the ‘enabling’ development next to The homes along with the new secondary school will be on Green Belt, a proposal supported by the MP Sir Paul Beresford and by Government inspectors on appeal – and by many Bookham parents.

Further information from the Effingham Residents Association post. Note the environmental standards for EV-charging and the attenuation basin for sustainable drainage (SuDS).

The reserved matters planning application 19/P/01760 by Berkeley Homes for 159 houses on the Effingham Lodge farm site has been approved by Guildford Borough Council (GBC), after Berkeley Homes accepted the 21 conditions attached to the approval notice.

Significant changes since the planning application was first submitted is the removal of the second access to Lower Road for a few of the houses. There will now be only one access to Lower Road from the site.

Conditions have been imposed to take into account Effingham’s Dark Skies Policy ENV4.

All properties will be provided with Fibre Broad Band to the Premises to provide high quality broadband services and digital connectivity. Electrical charge points will be provided for all properties with on-plot vehicle parking, and provision also for apartments, to encourage the use of electrical cars to reduce carbon emissions.

Full details of the conditions and their rationale can be found on the GBC website at 19/P/01760