There are policies within LocaL Plan Part 1 (LPP1) specifically related to Dunsfold Aerodrome and the new settlement (Policies SS7 and SS7a), as well as a ‘hybrid’ outline planning permission for 1,800 homes (plus other uses), granted in March 2018. Dunsfold Aerodrome Limited (DAL) also undertook a public consultation on an evolved masterplan in late 2019. Discussions on that masterplan were progressing well.
Early in 2021, Trinity College Cambridge (the owner of Dunsfold Aerodrome) announced that they would be selling the site. Whilst the sale of the site is progressing and a new owner expected to be in place by the end of 2021, this has led to uncertainty about the future of the new village. As a result, Waverley Borough Council has considered it appropriate to commission Allies & Morrison to produce the SPD to set out the expectations of the council, building on the requirements of LPP1 and the granted planning permission. It is intended to be used to help shape the future masterplan and inform any planning applications that will come forward associated with the new village.