8th April 2016
Berkeley Homes appeal decision in Cranleigh
Following the recent decision by the Planning Inspector to approve 425 new homes to be built in Cranleigh by Berkeley Homes, Cranleigh Chamber of Commerce released the following statement to the press:
“Cranleigh needs more appropriate housing, especially affordable housing, some of which will be delivered by Berkeley Homes.
“It is right that new developments are within walking distance of the village centre, as this will ensure their sustainability.
“The decision sets a precedent for development to the south and west of the village, reducing traffic pressure on the High Street whilst retaining the option for new residents to easily walk to the centre of Cranleigh.
“Following this decision by the Planning Inspector, Cranleigh Chamber of Commerce will be speaking to Berkeley Homes to encourage the right mix of housing along with the infrastructure needed to best support business and residents.
“It would be fantastic to see some of the houses built with dedicated space available for home working.
“We would also like to see plans for the proposed community centre updated to create some much needed community business space for start-up businesses who want to expand within the village.”