Catesby Estates are delighted to announce the sale of Lollesworth Fields, East Horsley to Taylor Wimpey.
Catesby Estates has been promoting the 14.2 acre site at Lollesworth Fields, Ockham Road North through the Local Plan process for its removal from the Green Belt since 2013. The site has outline planning permission for 110 new homes of which 40% will be affordable housing, along with new public open space.
The site is in a highly sustainable location, just 250 metres from the railway station and village centre.
The Local Plan was adopted in April 2019 and identified the site as suitable for release from the Green Belt for approximately 100 new homes. Three High Court challenges were submitted, claiming the Council and Planning Inspector had failed to demonstrate the exceptional circumstances required to remove land from the Green Belt. These were dismissed in December 2019.
Following extensive public consultation with Guildford Borough Council, both East and West Horsley Parish Councils and local residents, an outline application was submitted. Guildford Borough Council’s Planning Committee followed Planning Officers recommendations for approval and granted outline planning permission last year.
Myron Osborne, Chief Executive at Catesby Estates said “We are delighted to have completed this complex land sale to Taylor Wimpey. Over the years this has been a real team effort from all the Catesby in-house disciplines from land, planning, technical and design, to consultation and finance who have all played a key part in helping bring this site forward for housing.”
“Lollesworth Fields will provide a range of much needed sustainable new housing for East Horsley, which benefits from excellent commuter links to central London. This is a logical site for development in a highly sustainable location.”
"Based on the level of enquiries we have already received from local residents about this site we expect demand to be high for the new homes delivered by Taylor Wimpey. Many people who grew up in the village have been unable to find a home due to it being a highly desirable and expensive place to live. With 44 of the new homes being classed as affordable housing, it will enable many local people to take their first step on the housing ladder.”