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
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
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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