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Dunsfold Park Garden Village

Dunsfold Park aerodrome will be redeveloped to form a new sustainable garden village with public open spaces and facilities, including shops and restaurants. It is commonly referred to as Dunsfold Park.

Planning permission was granted by the Secretary of State in March 2018.  The permitted development will include:

  • 1,800 new homes
  • new school
  • new community centre
  • expanded business park
  • supporting infrastructure.

These new facilities, as well as the expanded business park, will create more local jobs and help to grow the local economy.

This is the first phase in a wider Local Planning Policy to provide around 2,600 new homes on the site (plus associated facilities).

Site Ownership

Trinity College has confirmed that they are seeking to dispose of the site to a new owner.  Further updates will be made when information is available.

Planning Policies relating to Dunsfold Park

The Local Plan Part 1 includes two policies specifically related to Dunsfold Park. Policy SS7 (page 179) sets out the strategic vision and requirements for the site. Policy SS7a (page 184) focuses on achieving a high-quality design-led new Surrey village fit for the 21st century.  

Local Plan Part 1

On 22 February 2022 Waverley Borough Council adopted an SPD for Dunsfold Park Garden Village.  The SPD covers the masterplan framework and design codes for the site.

Dunsfold Park Garden Village SPD

Planning History and Links

What

When

NMA/2022/03024 - Planning application for a non-material amendment to WA/2015/2395 to amend condition 23 to enable works to be carried out in relation to the roundabout area (WA/2020/1697).

Pending

NMA/2022/02956 – Planning application for a non-material amendment to WA/2015/2395 to amend condition 36 to enable sustainable re-use of soils strategies to be submitted for phases and sub phases (WA/2020/1697).

Pending

WA/2022/0282 Approval of reserved matters (landscape) pursuant to outline approval WA/2015/2395 including sustainable re-use of soils.

Pending
Signed Planning Performance Agreement effective from 9 September 2022 9 September 2022

Planning permission granted for an amendment to WA/2015/2395 to amend condition 18 to enable associated work secured under application NMA/2020/0050 pursuant to WA/2015/2395.

Non-material amendment NMA/2022/01845 

9 September 2022

Planning permission granted for a non-material amendment to WA/2015/2395 to amend the approached description of development to include reference to 'light and general industry (Use Classes B1C And B2) up to a maximum of 7 500 Sqm' pursuant to planning permission WA/2015/2395.

Non-material amendment NMA/2022/01365

28 July 2022

Planning permission granted for a non-material amendment to WA/2015/2395 to amend the wording of conditions 11 (Archaeology), 21 (Construction Transport Management Plans) and also condition 23.

Non-material amendment NMA/2022/01579

27 July 2022

Planning permission granted for an application under Section 73a to vary condition 9 of WA/2018/0172, Condition 9 states that the development is granted for a temporary period, expiring on 30th April 2021, to allow temporary use(of part of perimeter track and runway for driving experience days) until 30th April 2024.

Section 73a application WA/2021/01450 

31 March 2022

Planning permission granted for an application Under Section 73a to vary Condition 1 of WA/2018/0171 (condition 1 states development is granted for a temporary period only expiring on 1st June 2021, to allow temporary use (for filming) to 1st June 2024.

Section 73a application WA/2021/01487

6 September 2021

Planning permission granted for an application under Section 73a to vary Condition 1 of WA/2018/0170, Condition 1 states that the use should be discontinued on or before 30th April 2021, to allow temporary use (of perimeter track and runway for evaluation, testing and/or filming of motor vehicles) until 30th April 2024.

Section 73a application WA/2021/01449

6 September 2021

Planning permission granted for an application under Section 73a to vary Condition 1 of WA/2018/0173, Condition 1 states development is granted for a temporary period only expiring on 30th April 2021, to allow temporary use (of perimeter track and runway for driver training and siting of building) until 30th April 2024.

Section 73a application WA/2021/01451 

6 September 2021

Signed Planning Performance Agreement June 2021 Addendum 

8 June 2021

Approval of reserved matters application (access, appearance, landscaping, layout and scale) pursuant to outline permission WA/2015/2395 for new roundabout and associated works (as amplified by plans received 04/02/2020). A statement of conformity to the original Environmental Statement has been provided with this application.

Reserved matters application WA/2020/1697

17 February 2021

 

Planning permission granted for a non-material amendment following grant of planning permission reference WA/2015/2395 - to change the siting of the road access to the A281 to align with approved application WA/2019/1278

Non material amendment NMA/2020/0050

13 May 2020

 

Signed Planning performance agreement

July 2019

Planning permission granted for a new access road from the A281 to the existing runway (serving both the existing uses and proposed future garden village). 

Planning Application WA/2019/1278

30 October 2019

Resolution to grant planning permission for a new headquarters campus for Gordon Murray Design Limited.

Planning Application WA/2018/2032

30 October 2019

Secretary of State granted planning permission for a new settlement.  See Called in decision: land at Dunsfold Park, Stovolds Hill, Cranleigh, Surrey on gov.uk

WA/2015/2395 Section 106 (S106) Agreement for Dunsfold Park Garden Village

29 March 2018

The Joint Planning Committee considered the application for a new settlement and recommended that planning permission be granted if all recommended requirements were met. See Agenda and minutes for Joint Planning Committee on 14 December 2016

14 December 2016

Garden Village status

In June 2019, the government gave it Garden Village status. This will provide extra funding and support from Homes England to ensure that Dunsfold Park will be a well-planned and sustainable place to live.

Find out more about Garden communities on gov.uk

Governance

Strategic Governance Board

This covers cross directorate issues that extend beyond planning.  It includes relevant Portfolio Holders, Directors, Executive Heads and Officers.  The landowner and Surrey County Council are also represented on this board. The Portfolio Holder for Dunsfold Park chairs the meeting.

Advisory Group

This is primarily planning based but does cover other relevant matters.  It includes Portfolio Holder for Dunsfold Park, Local Ward Councillors (Alfold, Bramley, Cranleigh and Dunsfold), representatives from the Parish Councils (Alfold, Bramley, Cranleigh and Dunsfold), Landowner, Executive Heads, Officers and Surrey County Council Highways.

Any decisions on relevant planning applications associated with the garden village follow the scheme of delegation.

Garden Community Forum and New Communities Group

Waverley Borough Council are part of Homes England’s Garden Community Forum.  This is a network of garden communities throughout England that share knowledge, have relevant training events and on occasion visit sites to learn best practice.

The Council are also members of the New Community Group led by the Town and Country Planning Association.