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Mindenhurst Update - Skanska (previous)

w/c 6th January 2020


  • There will be teams working on and around the canal bridge to complete pre construction works ahead of the construction of the new steps
  • Surrey Wildlife Trust are undertaking ecological surveys within Princess Royal Barracks
  • Ground investigation pits are being excavated across the whole of Princess Royal Barracks
  • The nub road construction is ongoing from last year and Is progressing as per the program
  • A topographical survey is currently underway and will complete at the end of this week.
  • Keltbray are remediating areas within the Central SANGS


w/c 13th January 2020


  • Ecological surveys with PRB
  • Canal steps pre construction work
  • SSE lowering overhead line
  • Ground investigation within PRB
  • Demolition of PRB range hut
  • Delivery & install of new bus stops on Brunswick Rd
  • Building condition survey of RLC HQ
  • Nub road construction
  • Keltbray working in the SANGS


w/c  20th January 2020


  • Ground investigation within PRB
  • Demolition of PRB range hut & constructing new path
  • Nub road construction
  • Keltbray working in the SANGS
  • Canal steps pre construction work
  • Ecological surveys with PRB


w/c 27th January 2020


  • Canal steps construction work commences
  • Nub road construction
  • Keltbray working in the SANGS
  • Ecological surveys with PRB
  • Ground investigation within PRB
  • New footpath construction by the old 25m range & range hut

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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