Here’s how long it has taken so far! You couldn’t make it up. 2009 to 2021, and still not one spade in the ground!
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This will affect everyone in the eastern villages of Waverley. particularly Alfold and Dunsfold, the villages along the A281, including Bramley and all roads out of Cranleigh towards Horsham, Ewhurst, Shamley Green and Wonersh.
Have your say: To support the Dunsfold Park SPD consultation, we will be running a number of events for the community to view and ask questions on the document. Find out more on our website here https://orlo.uk/F70sL
First up is an online webinar on Thursday 25 November 2021, 6 pm – 7:30 pm. This event will consist of a Zoom webinar with a presentation and a Q&A regarding the SPD. There is no limit on the number of attendees for this event. Please sign up via our Eventbrite page here https://orlo.uk/wsEv7
Dunsfold Park new settlement was granted Garden Village status by the Ministry of Housing, Community and Local Government (MHCLG) in 2019. In early 2021, Waverley was informed that the current owner (Trinity College Cambridge) sought to dispose of the site. The disposal programme is ongoing with an expectation that a new owner will be in place by the end of 2021.
Given the change in circumstance, it was deemed appropriate for Waverley Council to produce an SPD to support the policies of the local plan, setting out clear expectations and vision for the site considering the garden village status and giving clear guidance around a masterplan framework.
Allies and Morrison LLP was commissioned to undertake the work. This relates to the policies of the Local Plan and reflects the recent national design guidance set out in the National Model Design Code and the related guidance notes. 4.1 SPD content The SPD is intended to set a strategic, sustainable masterplan framework for the timely delivery of the garden village, building on the LPP1 policies, and agreed corporate vision for the site.
It will also adhere to the garden village principles. The masterplan framework will be supported by a more detailed design code section providing guidance to create an innovative, sustainable and high page 6 quality place for future residents, visitors, employers, and work
. Given the timeframes, a four-week consultation is proposed and will utilise the following tools.
- Direct letter to adjacent residents of the site (following normal development management processes);
- Direct letter to address points on Dunsfold Park, including the business park;
- Exhibitions to be held on two occasions over three days at a venue close to Dunsfold Park;
- Two facilitated workshops with an invited audience;
- Webinar and Q&A session;
- Recorded presentation to be accessible on the Waverley website,
- Advisory Group meeting (including the local Parish Council’s);
- Various press releases and social media updates. Whilst the consultation is targeted, anyone with an interest is welcome to participate. The comments will be collated, considered and used to inform any necessary changes to the SPD prior to adoption.
Consultation commenced on Monday 15th November and ends on Monday 13th December.
The allocated site would be introduced by the Special Protection Areas in Waverley. It is therefore concluded that adoption of the SPD would not give rise to likely significant effects on the Thursley, Hankley & Frensham Commons (Wealden Heaths Phase 1) SPA, the Thursley, Ash, Pirbright & Chobham SAC, the Ebernoe Common SAC and The Men’s SAC. Therefore an Appropriate Assessment is not required.
Before adopting the SPD, determining the need for assessment under HRA must be subject to consultation with Natural England. This will happen as part of the more comprehensive public consultation.