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by Waltonwatcher
Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Local discussion
Topic: Wellington Close aka Walton Flats
Replies: 44
Views: 8827

Re: Wellington Close aka Walton Flats

Guess it's also about location. You would be 2 minutes walk from the town centre. Great for shopping. Especially when Aldi opens. The lease on most of these flats got fully extended as part of the deal on the works. So that should help with flat value. For the right person these flats could be great...
by Waltonwatcher
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Local discussion
Topic: Wellington Close aka Walton Flats
Replies: 44
Views: 8827

Re: Wellington Close aka Walton Flats

Looks like first block should be complete by end of next week. https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-80253107.html One of the completed spurblock flats is on sale for 350k. Be interesting to see is they get that price. The finishing on inside by owner looks quite impressive. First p...
by Waltonwatcher
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Local discussion
Topic: Aldi coming back
Replies: 18
Views: 2359

Re: Aldi coming back

http://edocs.elmbridge.gov.uk/IAM/IAMCa ... 306687.pdf

Better to search the plan and look at documents on their planning site. 2019/0091

There is also an updated diagram as to how the lorries will turn around to make deliveries.
by Waltonwatcher
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Local discussion
Topic: Aldi coming back
Replies: 18
Views: 2359

Re: Aldi coming back

It's not gone to committee. They have adapted their original plan. (Amended plans) The only changes are to create full glass panels on Bridge Street. Replacing those rather old looking patterns that have been there since I can remember. 30-40+ years? Hopefully get a decision in 4-6 weeks. Could yet ...
by Waltonwatcher
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Local discussion
Topic: Lidl Opens 28th Feb
Replies: 14
Views: 776

Re: Lidl Opens 28th Feb

Size wise the Burpham Aldi is 1380m2. Sainsburys are gradually introducing a lot of value products. They now do a 500gr pack of green grapes for £1.25. That is 75p below their usual grape price. They also stock value carrots now. Definately is money to be saved by shopping around. Poundland can some...
by Waltonwatcher
Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Local discussion
Topic: Lidl Opens 28th Feb
Replies: 14
Views: 776

Re: Lidl Opens 28th Feb

The sales floor space of this store according to the old planning is 1689m2. Vs Aldi planned sale area of 967m2. For reference the Chertsey Aldi is 1140m2. So new Lidl store is 74% bigger than the Aldi will be. That could be the big difference of where to do your weekly shop! The Chertsey store 17% ...
by Waltonwatcher
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Local discussion
Topic: Wellington Close aka Walton Flats
Replies: 44
Views: 8827

Re: Wellington Close aka Walton Flats

I think residents are more worried about pigeon netting than that. Although a lick of paint/carpet would make a nice finish to the cladding. Many residents reporting conditions in the completed flats are much improved. Double glazing and insulation makes a huge difference. Same is true of the roof t...
by Waltonwatcher
Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Local discussion
Topic: Aldi coming back
Replies: 18
Views: 2359

Re: Aldi coming back

The planning for lease looks to have been approved. Marked final decision but no document on it. There was never really any doubt on that one. 2019/91 hopefully get an update during the week. In any case most seem happy to use Lidl anyway. Not a huge drive to get there. Many of my friends have been ...
by Waltonwatcher
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Local discussion
Topic: Wellington Close aka Walton Flats
Replies: 44
Views: 8827

Re: Wellington Close aka Walton Flats

Up to 86% now on first block. With spur block 76% complete. I assume any delay here is due to residents booking slots? Looks like they have started work or plan to on Spur block B roof. Some new picture on link of page 2 of 3 here. Old versus new is quite a breath of fresh air. Hoping Block A will b...
by Waltonwatcher
Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Local discussion
Topic: Lidl Opens 28th Feb
Replies: 14
Views: 776

Re: Lidl Opens 28th Feb

Parking is my main issues with these places. Having passed the queues for the Guildford Aldi it kind of puts you off. How long do you queue to get into a car park? I guess you have to try and go in quiet periods. Nice thing about Walton Aldi was it was walking distance for locals. Also had some park...
by Waltonwatcher
Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Local discussion
Topic: Wellington Close aka Walton Flats
Replies: 44
Views: 8827

Re: Wellington Close aka Walton Flats

They normally have 6 or so staff. A lot of the staff will be in the blocks now removing old windows. That or working on the roof. I suspect once the roof/balconies are done the outside of blocks will be completed pretty quickly. They have started putting scaffolding around the spur block of the next...
by Waltonwatcher
Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Local discussion
Topic: Wellington Close aka Walton Flats
Replies: 44
Views: 8827

Re: Wellington Close aka Walton Flats

Local Councillor Tweeting pictures of our works. Similar to pics from 11/02/2019 on D and B website. Few more cladding panels at the very top of the block. Plus you can see into a lot more flats now meaning the old windows are gradually being removed. Exciting times. https://twitter.com/cllrandrewke...
by Waltonwatcher
Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Local discussion
Topic: 12-16 High Street
Replies: 35
Views: 4326

Re: 12-16 High Street

The big issue here is insurance on Enterprise cars. The minute you have a collision the premiums are sky high. Costing nearly £1000? https://www.enterprisecarclub.co.uk/gb/en/programs/retail/south-east-england/surrey.html The side list of things they also charge for is not great either. Smoking in a...
by Waltonwatcher
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Local discussion
Topic: Wellington Close aka Walton Flats
Replies: 44
Views: 8827

Re: Wellington Close aka Walton Flats

I don't think that flat has paid the 66k fee yet judging by the estate agents notes. You also need to check the lease was extended to 99+ years. This was freely offered to all residents as part of the works. They needed to sign a form. I think that one is a spur block flat. Agreed after the works th...
by Waltonwatcher
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Local discussion
Topic: Wellington Close aka Walton Flats
Replies: 44
Views: 8827

Re: Wellington Close aka Walton Flats

77% of block A done. 69% of spur block. The new balconies look amazing! Old roof nearly removed. Old windows also gradually being removed. From latest pictures it looks like some flats have been fully upgraded. Roof will actually have some insulation after this! I wonder if delivery of parts here is...