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Surrey Heath SANGs Pilot

Last updated 24 December 2019
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Project description

All new housing in Surrey Heath is required to provide avoidance measures to ensure no significant adverse impact on the Thames Basin Heaths Special Protection Area. These avoidance measures are through the provision of SANG. This project addressed the fact that the current supply of SANG within the borough was exhausted and planning applications for new housing were being turned away. The scale of housing held back within the borough was circa 1,560 (2011-2028). The borough has been dependant on third party land to provide SANG, which is expensive, imposing significant costs on house builders. This impacts on house prices and diverts funding away from other much needed infrastructure; as well as driving down provision of affordable housing.

Project output

  • Future delivery of 1,000 new homes within Surrey Heath
  • Create circa 800 jobs
  • The GVA value of total employment created would be in the region of £43.8 million

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Amount financed: £1.5mil

Total cost: £15mil

Status: Completed

Project Lead: Rachel Barker

Partner: Surrey Heath Borough Council

Themes: Places

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