Frimley Green

We were commissioned by Berkeley Homes on their residential scheme in Frimley Green within Surrey Heath Borough. The scheme was for 160 residential units and associated estate roads and open space provision, on a brownfield site which we successfully obtained planning permission for in April 2022.

Our Solutions

Since commission in early 2018, we supported Berkeley Homes through the pre-application process and then preparation, submission and negotiation of a full planning application. The site, which is located at the edge of Frimley Green village in Surrey Heath, is a brownfield location, having previously been an under-utilised employment site.

Nexus worked closely with the Berkeley team, co-consultants, third party stakeholders and officers of the Council to address and overcome a range of challenges including securing the principle of use, matters around drainage and highways, as well as detailed design issues.

Heritage was an important factor in the scheme’s evolution. The site is located opposite a listed church, and the relationship of the development proposal with the church was a key consideration throughout the design process. The site also hosts an old Pumphouse which, whilst not listed, was identified as being of local heritage interest. The Pumphouse therefore became a central aspect of the scheme, and is proposed to be retained and converted into three residences.

The Outcome

Having been recommended for approval by Surrey Heath development management team, we secured resolution to grant planning permission at the Surrey Heath Borough Council Planning Committee in December 2021 (subject to conditions and a s106 legal agreement). We went on to successfully negotiate a S106 legal agreement and secured full planning permission in early 2022. The project is set to deliver 161 much needed new homes (including affordable housing) across an attractive, high quality scheme.