Benefits

The benefits of the Nonsuch Abbeyfield proposals for the local community include:

Extra Care

  • "Extra Care" living with priority for local people Attractive alternative to older people living in properties more suited to families
  • Capital-free access to 23 Affordable units for EEBC and Surrey CC nominees Reduction in the Borough's current and prospective shortfall in care-friendly accommodation
  • Reduction in the pressure that older people impose on local NHS and Social Services
  • Improved culture of independent living for older people

Sport

  • Secured in perpetuity for the local community, through a "Fields in Trust" structure
  • An all-weather pitch; Grass Playing fields (Football/ Rugby; Cricket; mini football)
  • A purpose built sports pavilion, including changing facilities; Adequate parking for sport users
  • Multi-sport use, with a local community focus; Weekday use for school users

Environment

  • Improved built environment facing both Old Schools Lane and the railway Hogsmill and all major perimeter views protected
  • Building of high quality eco-design; lower height than surrounding tree and buildings
  • Landscaping and screening to soften the visual impact of the new building

Traffic

  • More open access arrangements, with onsite turning circle
  • Road adjustments made to meet Surrey County Council requirements
  • Traffic plan will mean that OSL traffic will be managed
  • Less traffic than if current sport permission was optimized on the whole site