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SKANSKA Mindenhurst Update - March 2023

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Mindenhurst Update 2022

Update for 2022
Mindenhurst February Newsletter.pdf
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‘Redesignated November 2021’

Skanska Mindenhurst - August Newsletter

Skanska Mindenhurst Newsletter AUG 2021.[...]
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Mindenhurst Spring Newsletter

Skanska Mindenhurst Spring 2021.pdf
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Skanska Mindenhurst Virtual Consultation Flyer

Skanska Mindenhurst Virtual Consultation[...]
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Mindenhurst Winter Newsletter

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MINDENHURST DEVELOPMENT - CALA Construction Hours August 2020 – April 2021

Cala construction hours letter August 20[...]
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Work to Date

The Forum has worked extremely hard over the last couple of years. It has had to:

  • establish itself with Surrey Heath Borough Council as a representative body for the purposes of developing a Neighbourhood Plan
  • get agreement on the specific area that constitutes the neighbourhood
  • secure funding to help with its purpose
  • holding public events for consultative purposes.


A Neighbourhood Plan proposes what can be permitted in the area but requires robust evidence to support such proposals; from professional studies, surveys and expert testimony on:

  • housing,
  • heritage
  • employment
  • landscape
  • environment
  • design and more


Proposals must be founded on consultation with local residents, employers and employees and regular visitors to shops and the rural areas such as the canal paths and woods within and around the village.


In order to fund the professional work needed, the Committee has had to secure some funding and continues to seek more; not an easy task. To date we have received 2 reports on Employment and Heritage &Character Assessment and are busy commissioning more.


Public consultation is a key element of the Neighbourhood Plan and we have held 2 public events as well as circulating individual consultation questionnaires at a variety of events including the one held by the developers of the Princess Royal Barracks site on 7th September 2016. The questionnaire is available on the Your Views page of this website.


We continue to work hard on all aspects of the plan but would welcome additional support, from individuals or organisations. Such support could be in dedicated time to assist on the committee, professional expertise or with some of the consultation work or through financial aid to help build up the funds necessary to complete the plan and prepare it for its public vote.


Do please get in touch if you feel you can help, we would love to hear from you:

As a service to interested Deepcut residents, and for their ease of reference, the following information is provided regarding a recent Consultative Meeting held relating to the development of the Princess Royal Barracks (PRB) site which is outside the Neighbourhood Forum’s Designated Area.

MINDENHURST (Princess Royal Barracks Site) UPDATE EVENT – 7 SEPTEMBER 2016

Studio-Hive, developers for Mindenhurst (Princess Royal Barracks site) held a public update event in the Spar Hall on 7 September 2016.

Maps of the latest site layout, schedule of works and explanatory boards on key elements of the site development along with staff responsible for various aspects of the development such as infrastructure and transport planning were present to answer queries.

The footfall over the 7 hours was approximately 150 attendees and many sought clarification from the development staff.

It is our understanding that the site layout map and planned schedule of works may be displayed in a public location for perusal by those unable to attend on the 7 th .

We noted that the primary school location is back to its original area and that work to

remove the Japanese Knotweed, some preparatory ground clearing has started and

commencement of constructing the Northern Access Roundabout by Newfoundland

Road/Blackdown Road will begin this autumn.

Deepcut Neighbourhood Forum (DNF) committee members were also present at the event.

Many visitors to the exhibition were kind enough to voice their preferences for a future Deepcut Village or took the questionnaire away to respond further at their leisure. Feedback from this event is shown on the Your Views page of this website.

Feedback wanted

Please take a few minutes to look at our "Your Views" page where we have some questionnaires that we would like you to fill in. Your opinions and views are important to us and we are keen to hear them.

To go directly to the page please click the button below - thank you.

Frimley Green Traffic Lights or Roundabouts - Your Chance to Vote.

On Wednesday 29th July, there was a tremendous turnout to for an online meeting about the Frimley Green Traffic Lights or Roundabouts which went really well. It was hosted by Councillor Paul Deach and Michael Gove MP gave a clear message of his support to get things started.

At the end of the meeting there was a poll which resulted in a resounding 100% vote for the Mytchett, Frimley Green & Deepcut Society (MFGD) design to enhance the existing roundabouts (Option B) rather than traffic lights (Option A). That poll has now been opened up to everyone who could not attend the meeting and the DNF encourages as many people as possible to vote - and to pass on this message to friends and neighbours too.

Both the Borough Council and the County Council Highways were represented at the meeting and they seem willing to change the plan for traffic lights and adopt the MFGD Society design for improved roundabouts but votes are needed to seal the deal.

You can vote here:


SANGs Circular Yellow Route.pdf
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Residents will be pleased to learn that the application to build 12 houses in Bellew Road was rejected by the Surrey Heath Borough Council Planning Committee on Thursday 20th July.


It was reassuring to note that the councillors on the Planning Committee expressed their desire to maintain the green space around Bellew Road.


We would like to thank all of you who signed the petition organised by the Deepcut Neighbourhood Forum or wrote individual letters of objection. We are sure that this made a difference.


2017 AGM Minutes

AGM Minutes 2017.docx
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DNF SLIDES 2017.pptx
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Landscape Character Assessment Toolkit

LCA Toolkit - Word Version.docx
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LCA Toolkit - PDF Version.pdf
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Appeal for help in locating someone

Ken Cox is looking for a local man, Elgie or Elgy who was his best man at his wedding in the 1960’s.

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Mindenhurst Update - Skanska (previous)

24th February


  • Deepcut Bridge Road drainage survey – planned with traffic lights  complete by end of the day 24th Feb
  • Keltbray working in the SANGS and making good progress and as planned
  • Ground investigation within PRB is ongoing
  • Nub Road construction ongoing
  • SANGs footpath construction
  • Village Green works/planting
  • Village Green tree inspections


2nd March

  • Keltbray working in the SANGS
  • Ground investigation within PRB
  • Nub Road construction
  • SANGs footpath construction
  • Village Green works/planting
  • Village Green tree inspections
  • Frith Hill remedial works


9th March

  • Nub Road construction
  • Keltbray working in the SANGs
  • Ground investigation in PRB
  • Village Green works/planting
  • Frith Hill remedial works


16th March

  • Village Green works/planting
  • Frith Hill remedial works
  • Nub Road construction
  • Keltbray working in the SANGs
  • Ground investigation in PRB

Stakeholders pre-meeting with Studio Hive held at the Garrison Hall on 23rd July 2015.

The night before the public consultation, selected stakeholders and

representatives of local groups were invited to a preview of the exhibition

and a pre-meeting.

This was a constructive meeting that allowed early access to the latest

thinking on the masterplan in advance of the public engagement on 24th

July 2015.

Paul Deach, before the Stakeholders pre-meeting, was invited to speak at

the 12th Sept DVC public consultation meeting, with a simple purpose - to

assist the DNF Committee to recruit more help, or alternatively, the

Neighbourhood Development Plan will not be able to be delivered.

Second consultation by Studio Hive held at the Deepcut Garrison Hall

on 24th July 2015.

Some of the earlier feedback appears to have been adopted into the

revised masterplan (i.e. reduced supermarket size and location), and many

of the same concerns still exist (i.e. Traffic, Deepcut Bridge).

The good news is that Studio Hive have been listening to feedback, and

are prepared to be flexible in parts, hence the changes adopted that have

already improved on the approved outline planning permission for PRB

(accepting that some things are fixed already and will not change such as

the number of dwellings).

Established contact for the DNF with Steve, the Army liaison point for

Studio Hive and invited him to attend meeting on 12th September at DVC.

Reminded James of the invite to Studio Hive and that they would get 15/20

mins to provide their update on how the wider Deepcut will be impacted by

the PRB. This session is not intended to focus on ‘inside the security

fence’, instead it is intended to focus on the wider impact across Deepcut.

Established contact for the DNF with David Turton the DIO project manager

on the PRB move to Worthy Down (both for Army leaving Deepcut and

move into Worthy Down) and invited him to attend meeting on 12th

September at DVC.

Both will be useful people to have in the crowd at the DNF consultation,

that will no doubt mingle with questions at this event.

Some Dettingen residents raised significant concerns at this consultation

event with their opposition to the position of the proposed primary school.

Recommendation was for a separate meeting to help resolve the matter by

engaging with local residents and listening to their concerns. Proposed a

meeting with a select group of representatives to help address their

concerns. This meeting idea went down well, and we are following up with

Studio Hive.

Discussions also progressed with Emma Reed, who is a qualified

landscape architect, and works for HML architects. She was helpful and

constructive. When DNF’s recent experiences with third party technical

consulting services for assessments were explained, she offered to speak

with us about the matter. DNF does not have the breadth of experience to

understand the implications and merits of one assessment against another,

and to be able to understand which should be our priority. Emma offered to

help where she could. This might lead to a further meeting, or perhaps

initially a call with select DNF committee members to improve


The time scales for the departure of the army appeared to have moved

again, perhaps 6 month earlier than previous (moved now to mid/late

2019). Obviously these dates are, and will remain, subject to change.

Throughout the consultation process, which was attended by over 200

people, many discussions took place with the experts present

(Skanska/Studio Hive/Army/DIO/…), and between members of the local

community learning from each other and sharing views.

All attendees, and all who were unable to attend, are encouraged to

document their feedback on the provided form before the 10th August



The feedback form and the exhibition boards (in two pdf’s) are available at

the following location:


or the DNF Facebook page:


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