One of the largest applications to have been considered by Waverley Planners has arrived to create a new Surrey village.
The long awaited planning application for a new village on the former British Aerospace site at Dunsfold Park will include 1,800 new homes and could provide 3,500 in the future
The site on the Surrey Sussex border between the villages of Alfold, Dunsfold and Cranleigh has been validated and can now be viewed on-line. The controversial scheme was registered in double quick time and the consultation period last for just sixteen weeks ending on April 17.
Access to the former airfield currently home to businesses, including Cranleigh Freight, air traffic and BBC’s Top Gear will be via a new junction and access from the A281 Horsham/Guildford Rd. An access over a new bridge already under construction across the Wey and Arun Canal onto Dunsfold Road and Alfold Crossways.
Two bedroom homes make up over 40% of the development; 31.1% three bed- 19.4% four-bed; and 8.9% one bed. Half could be built in five years, with the first tranche delivered in 2017 together with a new one form entry primary school in 2020. The new village centre, which will be within a 10 minute walk of homes, could be completed in ten years.
Plans also include a care home (2019) with the primary school being extended in the same year. A new medical and community centre planned for 2020 and more homes and businesses to follow. Need to travel would be minimised with the village providing the everyday needs of residents and businesses within a 10 minute walk.
Improvements would be made to three local bus services from Dunsfold Park to Guildford-Godalming-Cranleigh and to Horsham.
The documents claim there is no risk of flooding, DP is a former developed site and is not physically constrained by archaeological, environmental, landscape or ecological issues. It is not in the Green Belt or an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It boasts the largest employment site in Waverley and provides a unique opportunity to co-locate an existing employment site within a new settlement.
The developers say: “Physically it is large enough to comfortably accommodate the proposal and the Land Use Parameter Plan demonstrates how keys assets such as the 250-acre country park will form part of the scheme.
Villagers in Alfold now have planning applications for more than 2,400 homes planned in and around them.
There are 229 supporting documents so make a cup of tea and then go and have a lie down!
Dunsfold application is now on the Waverley Borough Council website.