CVHT & HC-One information and update – Did you know?
Cranleigh Village Hospital Trust (CVHT) has a Covenant on the land- formally known as The Paddock– with Cranleigh Parish Council. The wording of the Covenant was changed legally from “Not at any time to use the Property for any purpose other than for the benefit of the local community including recreation use” in 2010 to the following in 2013:
“Not at any time to use the Property for any purpose other than:
- Use as a care or nursing home
- Any medical or healthcare use
- Any Community use
- Any other use which Cranleigh Parish Council approves (such approval not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed).
The solicitor states that this Covenant is legally binding and the land exchange cannot be reversed without the consent of both parties.
see links: Cranleigh Parish Council’s website has all the history of the meetings and agreements on its website –
News/Cranleigh village Hospital Trust/8 March 2019
then 5 September
News/Cranleigh Village Hospital Trust/ 5 Sept 2019.
You might also like to read the websites for yourself: Cranleigh Hospital League of Friends
And Here Cranleigh Village Hospital Trust
In addition – in 2010 the Parish Council’s solicitor and CVHT’s solicitor organised an informal exchange of letters – not a legally binding agreement – about the future of the land if not built on within 5 years of the land transfer (15 Dec 2010): “discussions will take place between the parties regarding the site and its future use”
Cranleigh Parish Council agreed to CVHT and the land owner of a nearby field creating a replacement and better sports field that has full sized football pitches on it at their cost (circa £90k). The field is bounded by land which is being turned into a public park which has been approved by Waverley Borough Council. The access for the Park is being shared by Bruce Mackenzie Field and that work was recently completed. Bruce Mackenzie Field has full right of access to Knowle Lane.
A care home provider named HC One has applied for planning permission with the Charity Cranleigh Village Hospital Trust in 2018 to build a Care home which includes 20 Community Beds. They believe that the NHS and Surrey County Council will take out contracts with HC-One to use the beds – meaning if people need a Community bed they can be offered a bed in Cranleigh – free at the point of use.The occupancy of the BEDS will be decided by the National Health Service and Surrey County Council – e.g. anyone who needs hospital care but not acute attention and who lives in and around the area. The NHS and SCC state that this will usually be people who live in and nearby to Cranleigh.
Medical staff and Social Care staff state there is a great need for community beds that provide care for respite care, continuing care, convalescence, rehabilitation, and end of life care. CVHT & its supporters state that there is a shortage of community beds (to relieve acute hospitals), care home places and accommodation that lowest paid staff can afford.
There is also a lot of work going on to promote this site as an excellent Care Home and Community Beds – better than most – helped by the villagers to ensure very high standards.
Did you know that the planning application includes a separate building – an Accommodation Block comprising 26 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, and 2 kitchens – one on each of two floors?
CVHT will have control over occupancy of the rooms and are not bound by “Key workers” definitions as this is a private, discrete development. It will be to provide low cost housing for any health workers in the area.
For more information please see Waverley’s web site. click here – WBC Planning
Don’t forget that people can always get help to look at the internet by going to our excellent Library staff who have computers and time to help.
Waverley Borough council website – planning applications code WA/2018/1966 Valid From 05/11/2018
LAND SOUTH OF JOHN WISKAR DRIVE ON EAST SIDE OF, KNOWLE LANE, , CRANLEIGH,
Erection of a building to provide an 80 bed care home including 20 community beds together with a building to provide health workers accommodation with access from knowle lane associated parking and ancillary works.
Joint Planning Committee
Wednesday, 25th September, 2019 6.30 pm
The agenda does not include this planning application – we will look out for a meeting that does.
Venue: Council Chamber, Council Offices, The Burys, Godalming