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Dunsfold Park Garden Village

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

It 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.

Dunsfold Aerodrome Ltd have developed a masterplan for the new village.

The Secretary of State agreed to grant planning permission in March 2018.

For the latest information, see:

Dunsfold Park Masterplan


Statement issued at Full Council meeting on 20 April 2021:

“Dunsfold Airport Ltd has informed Waverley Borough Council that there will be changes to land ownership at Dunsfold Park and that Trinity College expects to undertake a process to pass its investment to a new land owner over the next 12 months. As the site is so significant for the local area and for the borough, the council has offered to assist in the smooth transition and has provided information to Trinity on the importance of development at the Park. We are interested in exploring with them all of the options for the future ownership of the Park and how an exemplary sustainable development will be delivered on the timescales of the existing planning permission. This is a very significant step and an opportunity to ensure that the Park achieves our high ambitions in the context of post-Covid recovery. We look forward to engaging closely with Trinity College’s transition team in the coming weeks and months.”

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.

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Planning history and links



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

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

Local Plan 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