January 2020

The Wilky Group pave the way for intensification in Runnymede

Plans for a recently proposed development in Addlestone, promoted by The Wilky Group to PA Housing, has been used by Runnymede Borough Council as an exemplar in its new Design Guidance Supplementary Planning Document.

The Station Road site forms part of the Addlestone East planning area and showcases the intensification of the use of a brownfield site, removing older two-storey buildings and replacing them with six-storey flats.

The design by architects 3DReid highlights the effective use of a relatively small site which, due to its location, had the potential to raise concerns with communities because of fears of privacy and overlooking, over-development, and the impact of new access on other road users.

Runnymede Borough Council praised the scheme for relating to the predominant plot and building rhythm.

Property director at The Wilky Group, Sally Fish, commented: “We are delighted that Runnymede Borough Council intends to use the Station Road design as an example of successful intensification in design terms.

 “We worked very closely with Officers during the planning process and achieved Planning Permission in the summer of 2018. The site was sold to PA Housing in the middle of 2019 and we look forward to seeing them develop the site and bringing the design to life.”