Deachy

A member of the Camberley and Surrey Heath communities

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Paul Deach represents Mytchett & Deepcut residents at Surrey Heath Borough Council and Mytchett, Frimley Green and Deepcut residents at Surrey County Council. Join his email list which will be used to keep the residents he represents informed of all important local matters via email.

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Mindenhurst / Deepcut Barracks Works Disruptions Update - 20th November 2017

  • Construction of the northern access roundabout on the Deepcut Bridge Road-Newfoundland Road junction:
    • Junction to Newfoundland Road is closed and will not reopen;
    • Diversion route is signposted to the north of Dettingen Park Estate via Minorca Road;
    • Works to tie-in the new road and Royal Way commence on Monday 23 October for up to 8 weeks;
    • Roundabout works are programmed for completion at the end of February 2018.
  • Installation of a 1.7km boundary fence has commenced along the perimeter of the military training ground to the east of Princess Royal Barracks, these works will complete 24 November 2017.
  • Construction improvements to the Haul road to the north of the site, including the widening of Cyprus Road, upgrading surface water drainage and reducing the size of the island in Minorca Road, commenced on Monday 23 October:
    • Works will require temporary traffic management including traffic lights;
    • Trees have been removed to allow creation of the wider road that will be adopted by the local authority;
    • Replacement trees will be planted in this area in 2018 after construction of the haul road is complete.
  • Construction of the village green, adjacent to Brunswick Road, commenced on Monday 13 November for six months.
  • DIO electrical supplies to the existing MOD housing will be switched onto a new supply to allow for the decommissioning of an existing substation. These works will commence on Monday 20 November in the vicinity of Newfoundland Road from Union Road to Alma Gardens for 5 weeks.
  • Works to provide access to proposed substations on Deepcut Bridge Road just north of Frith Lodges cul-de-sac will commence on 27 November works will require tree removal followed by the construction of an access road and concrete pad bases.

The Mytchett Centre Needs out Help - Vote Now

The Mytchett Centre is making a bid from the Aviva Community Fund in order to fund new toilets for the centre which are 30 years old and are in desperate need of a refresh.

In order to be successful they need thousands of votes.

Please do your bit and vote now here: www.aviva.co.uk/community-fund/

I recorded this video with Barbara Lapthorn at the Centre on Sunday Night: Barbara Lapthorn Video

Mindenhurst / Deepcut Barracks Works Disruptions Update - 6th November 2017

The works continue and this is the latest update to help you to avoid works and therefore keep disruptions to a minimum.

  • Drainage works close to the military housing are now complete, although excess materials stockpiles are still to be removed.
  • Construction of the northern access roundabout on the Deepcut Bridge Road-Newfoundland Road junction commenced on Monday 31 July. The junction to Newfoundland Road was closed on Monday 25 September and this junction will not re-open. A diversion route is signposted to the north of Dettingen Park Estate via Minorca Road. The roundabout works are due to complete at the end of February 2018.
  • Advertising hoarding on the corner of Brunswick Road is now complete, although four flags will be erected week commencing 6 November.
  • A new permanent boundary fence is being erected for 1.7km along the perimeter of the military training ground to the east of Princess Royal Barracks. This work commenced on Monday 16 October and will continue for six weeks.
  • Widening of Cyprus Road, including some surface water drainage installation, and reducing the size of the island in Minorca Road, to allow two-way traffic both sides of the island, commenced on Monday 23 October with some essential tree removal. These works will require temporary traffic management including traffic lights during construction. New trees will be planted in this area in 2018 after construction of the haul road is complete.
  • On Monday 23 October works commenced tying in the new link road from the new roundabout into the existing Royal Way. This requires a temporary lane closure and traffic management for up to eight weeks.
  • Week commencing 20 November a new electrical cable to supply the existing MOD housing will be installed on Newfoundland Road from the junction with Union Road to the junction with Alma Gardens. Temporary traffic management will be in place for up to four weeks.
  • The construction of a new village green adjacent to Brunswick Road will commence on Monday 13 November for six months. This will include a pond and children’s play areas.
  • Work has started in the woodland area north of Princess Royal Barracks to clear footpaths and set out new footpaths to make this area more useable for all. The main works in this area, which will become SANGS (Suitable Alternative Natural Green Space), include a small car park accessed from Royal Way, commencing in December.

Mindenhurst / Deepcut Barracks Development - CALA Homes Public Exhibition today from 3pm

CALA Homes are holding a public exhibition on today from 3pm – 8pm at the Garrison Community Centre, Newfoundland Road. This will provide local residents the opportunity to view proposals in detail, which will come forward under the Reserved Matters application (17/0871). Residents will be able to discuss the application with members of the project team. Please note this is not being held at the Deepcut Village Centre Community Centre. The Garrison Community Centre is next door to the new Portesbery School in Deepcut.

The flyer for this is pinned to the top of my facebook page at facebook.com/DeepcutDeach and send it in my news email.

Changes to Community Recycling Centres to take effect from 4th December 2017

Following a public consultation on our Community Recycling Centres there will be some changes that will take effect from 4th December 2017. These include:



For full details on all of the changes please visit: www.surreycc.gov.uk/recycling

Sturt Road Closure - 13th November 2017 (24 Hours)

I have been informed that Surrey County Council Highways will be closing Sturt Road, Mytchett / Frimley Green for the drainage investigation and repair works. Letters were delivered last Friday to residents but there has since been a change to the working times and a 24hr closure will be in place.

The licence the works team have is for 4 days but it is hoped the full road closure will only last for 24 hours. Of course I can not give a guarantee.

The decision to close the road for 24hrs is due to the extent of the works taking place and the time frame Surrey County Council have to complete them.

Works are scheduled to start on 13/11/2016 under a 24hr closure.

Sometimes SCC plans have to change, often due to bad weather or problems on other works in the same programme which can have a knock on effect.

Details of the works can be found on www.surreycc.gov.uk/roadworks

The leaflet providing more detail on these works can be downloaded here.

Mindenhurst / Deepcut Barracks Works Disruptions Update - 30th October 2017

  • Construction of the Northern Access Roundabout on the Deepcut Bridge Road-Newfoundland Road junction;
  • Junction to Newfoundland Road was closed Monday 25th September 2017 and this junction will not re-open;
  • Diversion route is signposted to the North of Dettingen Park Estate via Minorca Road;
  • Works to tie in new road and Royal Way will commence Monday 23rd October for up to 8 weeks;
  • Roundabout works are programmed for completion at the end of February 2018.


  • Advertising hoarding has been erected on the junction of Deepcut Bridge Road and Brunswick Road, works are now complete with the exception of 4 flags
  • Installation of a 1.7km boundary fence commenced Monday 16th October 2017 along the perimeter of the military training ground to the East of Princess Royal Barracks, these works will continue for 6 weeks
  • Construction to the haul road to the north of the site including widening of Cyprus Road, upgrading surface water drainage and reducing the size of the island in Minorca Road commenced Monday 23rd October 2017;
  • Works will require temporary traffic management including traffic lights;

  • Trees have been removed to allow for the wider road that will be adopted by the local authority;
  • Replacement trees will be planted in this area in 2018 after construction of the Haul Road is complete.


  • Construction of the village green, adjacent to Brunswick Road, will commence Monday 13th November 2017 for 6 months. Commencement has been delayed due to prolonged procurement
  • Works to replace the DIO electrical supplies to the existing MOD housing will commence 30thOctober 2017, temporary traffic management will be in place for up to 4 weeks.

The Fencing of the MOD Training Areas Deepcut

Another cause for concern with local residents is the fencing off of the MOD Training Areas which sadly will be permanent.

I did think that this formed part of the original planning arrangements but I was mistaken. Now I have had chance to seek clarification from the councils development control team I am fairly certain this isn't covered in the planning permission. However as the fences are securing the MOD areas still in use by the MOD they likely to fall within the scope of permitted development.

Details of the areas where the fencing is being erected have been sent to our Development Control team with a view to get the enforcement team to take a look and make an assessment of whether planning permission is required; however the lead officer at the council suspects that this is unlikely to be the case.

Once I have more information on this to report I will of course communicate this to residents.

Tree Felling - Mindenhurst / Deepcut Barracks Development

The tree feeling that has has occurred in the area where the sports hub is to be located has caused a huge amount of upset in the community.

These works are part of the site preparation and outside of the Council's control.

The developer has advised council of further tree felling works being planned for this week. The Council has instructed its tree officer to keep an eye on how the felling progresses.

Public Meeting - Mindenhurst / Deepcut Development (Reserved Matters)

Recently there has been a very lively discussion on one of the local facebook groups in Deepcut about the trees that have been chopped down. Understandably there is a huge amount of upset about that in the community.

I always knew that as the reality of the new development of 1235 new homes at Deepcut sunk in with residents that these discussions would flow and essentially that is what is happening right now. We are enduring quite disruptive road works, residents are witnessing beautiful mature trees being chopped down and the MOD training areas being fenced off where previously residents had enjoyed almost unrestricted access.

Once again I ask you not to shoot the messenger, but one of the questions I am hearing quite a lot is, why have residents not been consulted on any of this? The fact is that they have with many community information events and of course all the consultation leading up to the Hybrid Planning Application that was determined in 2013. As your elected representative I sat on that committee and voted.

You can find all the details of the planning applications here: www.surreyheath.gov.uk/residents/planning/planning-policy/planning-supplementary-planning-documents/deepcut-development

Many residents in Deepcut will have received communication from the Council about the latest Reserved Matters Planning Application to have been received by the Council from Developer CALA Homes.

So what is a Reserved Matters Planning Application? This deals with:

  • Appearance - aspects of a building or place which affect the way it looks, including theexterior of the development
  • Means of access - covers accessibility for all routes to and within the site, as well as theway they link up to other roads and pathways outside the site
  • Landscaping - the improvement or protection of the amenities of the site and the areaand the surrounding area, this could include planting trees or hedges as a screen
  • Layout - includes buildings, routes and open spaces within the development and theway they are laid out in relations to buildings and spaces outside the development
  • Scale - includes information on the size of the development, including the height, width and length of each proposed building
We have to remember that planning approval for the development and its infrastructure as already been granted and some of the works have already begun so we cannot stop it.

However, what we can do is have our views taken into consideration with the 'Reserved Matters'.

Last night I was at a meeting at the council and at the end of that meeting I spoke to the Executive Head of Regulatory about many of the views, concerns and confusion being expressed on local social media. She suggested we hold a meeting where we can get all your questions answered and explain exactly what part residents can play with the Reserved Matters planning application.

It would be helpful that if you think such a meeting is a good idea that you leave a comment as such on my facebook past from last night here. That post is being monitored by the council.

Finally, I want to stress that the meeting we are proposing is not to discuss the Frimley Green Traffic Lights. That matter is already being dealt with separately.