Wellesley Open Day
Since obtaining planning permission in March 2014 for the redevelopment of the former garrison, now known as Wellesley, Grainger has been busy designing new homes and open spaces to create a new neighbourhood for Aldershot.
On Friday 25th and Saturday 26th September the Grainger team at Smith Dorrien House opened the doors to the public for the second Wellesley exhibition. Members of the public were able to view Grainger’s plans for the wider development and also give their opinions on the proposed plans for the Cambridge Military and Louise Margaret Hospitals.
On hand to discuss the plans, which are due to be presented to Rushmoor Borough Council at the end of October 2015, was Grainger’s Development Manager Alan Chitson, along with various members of the project team including architects, project managers, planning advisors and landscape architects. When asked about the exhibition Mr Chitson said "It is important to hold community events to enable people to see our proposed plans and air their views. The comments provided on the development so far have been on the whole very positive and we look forward to continuing to work closely with local community."
Many of the residents who attended the exhibition gave positive feedback about the proposals and how Wellesley can help to assist with improving Aldershot and the town centre. One local resident who had concerns about the future of the hospitals said “I can’t tell you just how much it means to me to know that they are both in very safe and understanding hands.”
To find out more about our plans for Wellesley and to let us know what you think, visit our website www.wellesleyhampshire.co.uk
“I can’t tell you just how much it means to me to know that they are both in very safe and understanding hands.”