Property developer, Angle Property, has taken steps to safeguard the future of undeveloped Greenbelt land at its Bugle Nurseries site by offering the ownership to Spelthorne Borough Council.
The plans by Angle Property to redevelop this unsightly development which continues to cause much disturbance, noise and light pollution for many local residents, are expected to be considered by the Spelthorne Borough Council Planning Committee on the 13th November 2019.
The latest plans which propose 43 new homes, including 21 affordable homes, and a care home on the previously developed part of the site, have received widespread support from local residents, however, the long-term future of the rear undeveloped Greenbelt land earmarked for public open space, has concerned some.
Angle Property has therefore taken the decision to offer a legal covenant or ownership of the land which covers over 8 acres (70% of the whole site) to Spelthorne Borough Council, safeguarding its future for generations to enjoy.
The latest Bugle Nurseries redevelopment plans by Angle Property underwent considerable public consultation and a number of scheme improvements, including a reduction in housing numbers to 43, a new pedestrian crossing of the Upper Halliford Road, 50% affordable housing and a reduction in hard-standing of nearly 40% compared to the existing site.
Director of Angle Property, James Good commented:
“Our aim has always been to dramatically enhance the appearance of the site, which is currently a real blot on the landscape for locals. From the outset, our sensitively designed residential development was shaped by feedback from local residents. We have been encouraged by the positive response we received to our proposals, however, concerns over the long term future of the public open space remained.
We have discussed the public open space on the site which we feel is key to improving the whole area for residents and what could be done to safeguard it for future generations to enjoy in perpetuity. Angle has decided to offer the ownership of this land or legal covenant for public open space to the Council. This could enable the land to form part of a country park in this location, together with the council’s adjacent land ownership should the Council’s vision for this develop in the future.”