The borough council has announced the name of its chosen developer of Ashwood House (and Pembroke House on the Frimley Road). You can read all about it here: http://www.surreyheath.gov.uk/news/berkeley-homes-named-developer-key-camberley-sites
As our regular readers will know, the council said that a planning application would be submitted before the end of last year. And it wasn’t. We were always puzzled by the proposed sequence of events – submission of a planning application followed by the appointment of a developer. Our understanding was that the developer would be expected to bear all the development risk (Quote: “The Council will not be seeking to participate in development risk.”), in which case, we would expect the developer to have a considerable say in the planning application before it was finalised.
You can see how the development opportunity was promoted last summer here: https://goo.gl/uAdzHA Now all we residents have to do is to wait and watch – and wonder about the loss of parking spaces on Level 3A of the building. One day, the council will probably build a new car park on the London Road Block – but almost certainly not before Ashwood House parking is closed to the public.