Ockford Ridge refurbishment and redevelopment

Aerial drone shot of the Ockford Ridge development

We are investing in the housing at Ockford Ridge, Godalming to enhance it for the benefit of its existing residents and future generations.  We are committed to working with the community at Ockford Ridge to refurbish homes that are going to be retained, rebuild homes and create new homes for local people.  This will be delivered through ongoing conversation, consultation and community engagement.

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Plans for redevelopment 

Six sites (A to F) are being redeveloped in phases up until 2025. The project is part of Waverley's £9 million investment in its housing stock. We intend to make the majority of the new homes available for rent. The redevelopment will also see the ground-up refurbishment of the remaining council owned homes at Ockford Ridge.  

View the Planning Application Record online: WA/2014/0932.

Redevelopment update

Site D is the first to be completed and is now fully occupied. The six houses and ten flats are built and equipped to the highest standards and include the first four bedroom houses to be built on Ockford Ridge. They are also energy efficient, so tenants will save on their heating, hot water and electricity bills.

Demolition of the existing homes on Site A has been completed. A preferred contractor has been selected for the building work and they are expected to start on site in Spring 2019 with delivery of new homes beginning in Spring 2020.

The application for (outline) planning permission for Site C has been submitted. The application includes a Design and Access Statement produced following extensive consultation with residents, which sets out what the council wants to achieve and what will replace the existing homes in terms of number of dwellings, their size and design.

Once work on Site A has been completed we will start re-homing current residents of Site B so that the process of demolishing the existing houses can begin.

Refurbishment update

All 12 properties in Phase 1 Refurbishment have been completed. New heating, kitchens and bathroom suites have been installed along with completely re-wired eletrics and a full skim of plaster and painting throughout. Phases 2 and 3 are due to begin in Spring 2019.

Ockford Ridge housing is 80 years old and there nine different property types, making it a very complex project. 

Local Lettings Plan

The Local Lettings Plan sets out the principles for how the new build homes at Ockford Ridge will be allocated.

The purpose of establishing a local lettings plan is to ensure that a balanced and sustainable community at Ockford Ridge is maintained and that tenants who are affected by the redevelopment plans know how the new homes will be allocated.

Read the Local Lettings Plan for Ockford Ridge.  

Answers to your questions

Read the Frequently asked questions about the development at Ockford Ridge.

Contact details for more information about Ockford Ridge

Waverley will continue to seek feedback and talk to residents at every stage of the Ockford Ridge project.

Andrew Smith

Head of Housing Strategy and Delivery

01483 523311

andrew.smith@waverley.gov.uk

Louisa Blundell

Housing Development Manager

01483 523205

louisa.blundell@waverley.gov.uk

Mark Constable

Housing Development Officer

01483 523159

mark.constable@waverley.gov.uk

Jack Crawford

Housing Development Support Officer

01483 523047

jack.crawford@waverley.gov.uk

Ann French

Housing Development Consultant (Interim)

(Delivery of new build project Site D)

01483 523523

ann.french@waverley.gov.uk

Katy Herrington Housing Development Officer

01483 523425

katy.herrington@waverley.gov.uk

Fiona Stewart

Tenant Liaison Officer

(Supporting tenants who will move as a result of either the new build or refurbishment projects)

01483 523036

fiona.stewart@waverley.gov.uk

 

Page owner: Jack Crawford. Last updated: 21/01/2019 14:59

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