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IN PICTURES: Artist impressions of Surrey homes being developed by new joint venture

Artist impressions have been unveiled by a newly launched property partnership to show how some of the first completed Surrey homes could look. Surrey County Council and Places for People have released images of planned developments at Dene Street, Dorking, and High Street, Egham. The two projects are set to provide 22 flats or houses with the joint venture deciding whether the properties in each development will be for sale, rent or a mixture of both as work progresses.


Property: Empty county council building
Number of homes planned: 12
Type: Five one bedroom flats, three flats with two bedrooms and four three-bedroom semi-detached houses on land at the rear
Location: Walking distance to town centre shops and train stations and near the M25
Planning consent: Yes

The building now…


…and how the development could look



Property: Vacant offices owned by council above Iceland supermarket
Number of homes planned: 10
Type: Five one-bedroom flats and five with two bedrooms – most with balconies
Location: Three minute walk to railway station, very close to the M25 and both Heathrow and the University of London Royal Holloway are nearby
Planning consent: Yes

The current first-floor offices…

…and how the development could look

Colin Kemp, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Lead for Place, said: “This first wave of developments is an example of how we want to deliver new homes throughout Surrey by working in partnership.

“In the coming years we’ll be working with borough and districts to understand the housing needs they face locally and assist them to deliver new homes for their residents.

“We want to help provide much-needed housing in Surrey, while also regenerating local areas, delivering improvements to boost economic growth and creating an income to reinvest in council services.”

David Cowans, Group Chief Executive at Places for People, said: “We are delighted to have been selected by Surrey County Council as their long term partner for this pioneering joint venture which pools the resources and expertise of both partners.

“At a time when all of the public sector continues to face financial pressures, this is an innovative way of investing land and capital to deliver much needed homes across the county, while also creating a strong investment portfolio for the council and delivering employment opportunities for local businesses and residents.

“Places for People has decades of experience of delivering and managing homes of all types and tenures and we are very much looking forward to working with the council in the years ahead to transform entire areas of the county. We’re ready to roll our sleeves up and get delivering for Surrey.”


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