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Skanska is focussed on delivering key infrastructure as outlined within the development masterplan and continues to work closely with SHBC to ensure completion of key works by end 2017.

 

The first phase Japanese knotweed removal is now complete. Contractors will return in March for a week and will revisit the site periodically over the next three years to carry out herbicide treatments.

 

Work has begun on some site clearance works and tree removal in order to facilitate the future construction of the northern access roundabout and the spine road (likely to begin later this year).

 

Work has begun on the installation of the new security fence on the west side of Princess Royal Barracks – parallel to Deepcut Bridge Road, with completion scheduled for mid-March.

 

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Two housebuilders are in negotiation for Plots A (125 homes) & M (200 homes) with a view to signing contracts by the end of March 2017. Both companies will then submit detailed plans to SHBC for the individual plots.

 

Any additional tree removal to facilitate the new housing will be addressed in the housebuilders’ reserved matters planning application.

 

 

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DNF Committee has suggested a joint/more consultative approach to the Village Centre, location of shop, business, commercial zone would be beneficial for all parties and meetings between DNF & Skanska (Developers) will take place on a regular basis.

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

understanding.

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

deadline.

 

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

the following location:

http://www.princessroyalbarracks.co.uk/consultation/

 

or the DNF Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/DeepcutNeighbourhoodForum

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