Planning granted for first phase of new homes at Princess Royal Barracks

Press release 09/03/2018 15:50 CET

Following a committee meeting held on Thursday 8 February, Premium housebuilder CALA Homes (Thames) Ltd has been granted planning approval by Surrey Heath Borough Council for a development of 215 new homes at the Princess Royal Barracks redevelopment in Deepcut, to be known as Mindenhurst.

An aerial view of the approved plans for the CALA development at Mindenhurst.

CALA Homes was selected by Skanska, the construction and development contractor overseeing the creation of Mindenhurst, to deliver the first phase of residential housing at the scheme last year. The first phase will provide much needed housing for the region, featuring a mix of one and two bedroom apartments, and two to five bedroom homes suitable for first time buyers, couples, families and downsizers. CALA will also deliver 35% of affordable properties as part of the scheme.

The development will sit next to the proposed Village Green, and feature others areas of green space and landscaping within the scheme. The layout will feature pedestrian and cycle links that are well connected to each other and to the wider Mindenhurst development.

The wider redevelopment masterplan also includes shops, a food store, care home, pub, church, village greens, allotments and public open space. As development partner with the Defence Infrastructure Organisation Skanska will deliver these aspects of the new neighbourhood.

Rob Hall, Land Director at CALA Homes (Thames) Ltd, said: “CALA Homes has an award-winning reputation for well-designed homes in prime locations and we are delighted to have received planning permission for this prestigious scheme. As the first developers on site, our homes will set the benchmark for future residential developments within the wider masterplan.

“Importantly, the development will play a vital role in generating the new homes needed within the district, as well as providing much-needed affordable housing. We believe our plans are in line with local needs and are sure that this development will be an attractive and sustainable addition to the town. We look forward to starting work on site as soon as possible.”

Tony Pantling, Development Director for Skanska, said: “The granting of planning approval is an important step on our journey to creating Mindenhurst, a new neighbourhood in the village of Deepcut. We are proud to be working with CALA Homes and the Defence Infrastructure Organisation, on behalf of the Ministry of Defence, to build for a better society.”

For more information please visit www.cala.co.uk.