An Active Centre at the Heart of the Village
What happens in and around Market Square?
Market Square lies at the centre of Runway Park and of the whole village, within ten minutes’ walk from every home and business. Clustered around the square are places for shopping, doing business, socialising and learning. It aims to be the focus of community life: intimate enough for everyday use, with sheltered places in all weathers, and yet large enough to host a farmers’ market and community events.
Places and spaces for community life
Market Square is the heart of the village: a beautiful gathering place surrounded by first-class facilities meeting people’s daily needs.
A centre for all, serving the new village, business park and wider community
Market Square is located where the new village meets the existing business park. It will welcome residents, workers and visitors from the surrounding villages and beyond.
Space for special events
Market Square could host an outdoor market and seasonal community celebrations – also a permanent centre and special events focused on Dunsfold Park’s aviation and motoring heritage
Active and funded management through a community liaison group
A community trust, representing residents, businesses and neighbouring villages will look after the parkland and other public spaces.
What facilities will you find in the Village Centre?
The combination of a new residential community and existing business park will provide enough customers and visitors to enable Dunsfold Park to offer a good range of community and commercial facilities to meet every-day needs. For bigger or specialist shops, secondary schools and other major services, people will travel to Cranleigh, Godalming, Guildford and Horsham.
Places for learning
Dunsfold Park will be a great place for children and young people. The village includes a new two-form entry primary school, a nursery, and new premises for Jigsaw CABAS® school, an independent day school for children and young people with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), both with ready access to the village’s country park, play and sports facilities.
Space for wellbeing
The wellness centre could offer facilities such as a surgery, gym, sports hall and health club – also a sacred space for worship.
Places for socialising and shopping
Market Square will contain places to shop, eat, meet friends and spaces for community gatherings, classes and clubs.
Space for local businesses to grow and thrive
The proposed business hub and retail spaces offer employment and business start-up opportunities.