Bellway and Taylor Wimpey have secured planning permission to build a 254-home development in Tongham. The two housebuilders will each deliver 127 homes on land to the west of The Street, with construction work due to get underway in the coming weeks.
The site will include 11.2 acres of public open space, featuring a children’s play area, while an additional 43.7 acres of Sustainable Alternative Natural Greenspace (SANG) will be created on land to the west of the residential development. A total of 300 new trees will also be planted on the site.
Of the 254 homes to be built at the development, 165 will be for private sale with the remaining 89 being made available for affordable rent or shared ownership. As part of the planning agreement for the new homes, Bellway and Taylor Wimpey will provide a total of £2.3 million in funding for local services and infrastructure, such as roads and education.
Dan Bradbury, Regional Director of Bellway South London, said: “This represents an excellent opportunity to deliver much-needed new housing in an attractive village location which is well-connected to the surrounding towns of Aldershot, Guildford, Farnham and Farnborough. As well as meeting the local demand for open market and affordable homes, the development will create almost 55 acres of publicly accessible open space for the benefit of new residents and the wider community. We are pleased to be working alongside Taylor Wimpey to deliver this major scheme for Tongham.”