Planning Application number is WA/2024/00769 – On Waverley Borough Council’s website, Planning.

Stocklund Square is privately owned and managed, and the company is interested in gaining planning permission to install new glass space, maybe for seating and a cafe, plus toilets.

In principle Cranleigh Society can’t see any valid planning reasons to object as the current arrangement is certainly both jaded and lacking in character.

The design for the new buildings seems to be in keeping with the area and acknowledges the original station buildings which were there previously.

The concept allows views through the new buildings so that the existing shop premises are not hidden from view.

An improved pedestrian area with planting and new seating would create a more welcoming space rather than be just a pedestrian route between the car park and Sainsburys. The proposed canopy over the existing shops is also an improvement.

The proposals do not appear to conflict with the general upgrading of the High Street currently being discussed.

In the developer’s statement they say that the Chamber of Commerce and the Council have been consulted  but they do not mention the existing shop tenants.

Please do tell Cranleigh Society your views and also go onto Waverley’s site to make your feelings known.