15 Dec 2016

Dunsfold Park Receives Consent for New Homes

Last night Waverley Borough Council’s Joint Planning Committee approved Dunsfold Park’s planning application to build 1,800 new homes at Dunsfold Aerodrome.

Dunsfold Aerodrome is the largest brownfield site in Waverley and, unlike the majority of land in the Borough, is neither in the green belt nor the Surrey Hills AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty). The land is allocated for residential development in the draft Waverley Local Plan.

The Aerodrome is currently home to Dunsfold Business Park, which accommodates over 100 businesses employing over 800 people. Under the approved plans the Business Park, currently Waverley’s largest employment site, would be expanded to create new jobs.

Commenting today Dunsfold Park Chief Executive Jim McAllister said:

“This is a very positive decision for Waverley – the development of Dunsfold Aerodrome will provide homes for young families currently priced out of the area, direct development away from green fields, create new jobs and deliver a range of new community facilities and infrastructure improvements.

‘We look forward to working with Waverley Borough Council to progress the detail.’’