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Hundreds of homes proposed for swathes of greenbelt around
Landowners have proposed building hundreds of homes on swathes of greenbelt land.
Ten potential development sites, nine of which fall in the greenbelt, have been put forward for assessment and scrutiny by the people of Ashtead as Mole Valley Council develops its housing plan.
Ashtead Community Vision (ACV), the working group of Ashtead Neighbourhood Forum, has assessed the sites and is now holding a public consultation.
Chace Farm south of the Warren
Andy Ellis, founder of ACV, said: "This is people’s chance to say what they think about the sites. We are seeking comments before they [the assessments] go off to Mole Valley."
Once residents have had their say, ACV and the forum will amend the assessments where necessary and submit them to Mole Valley District Council (MVDC).
Councillors will then decide which Ashtead sites are included in their draft Housing and Traveller Sites Plan for the whole of Mole Valley.
Land south of Ermyn Way
Up to 340 homes have been proposed for 28 acres of farmland currently used to grow cereal crops between Ermyn Way and the M25.
Another proposal involves building 250 homes on 66 acres of open grassland where horses currently graze at Chace Farm at the southern end of the Warren.
The site also includes a farmhouse, which could be retained, outbuildings and stables.
Up to 70 homes have been suggested for 17 acres of neighbouring grassland used for hay and grazing sheep.
There is also a six-acre proposed site in Grade II-listed Ashtead Park, near City of London Freemen’s School, and another site further down Farm Lane at Lime Tree Lodge.
Other suggestions include an old chalk pit and Ashtead Park Garden Centre, in Pleasure Pit Road, on the boundary with Epsom.
Ashtead Park Garden Centre
A site in Murreys Court, Agates Lane, is already allocated for housing but it is understood that its owner has no plans to dispose of it.
There is an open day at Ashtead Peace Memorial Hall, Woodfield Lane, Ashtead, on the morning of Saturday March 29.
The public consultation runs until Sunday April 6.
Comment on the sites at ashteadcommunityvision.org.uk.
Old chalk pit in Pleasure Pit Road
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