Planning consent has been awarded for the construction of 1,800 homes on a 248-hectare aerodrome site in Surrey.
Waverley Borough Council’s planning committee has given the proposed scheme the green light after concluding that the large project would provide ‘significant social and economic gains’.
The aerodrome is currently home to Dunsfold Business Park which accommodates more than 100 businesses employing more than 800 people.
Dunsfold Aerodrome is the largest brownfield site in Waverley and this major new residential-led development will undoubtedly present fresh investment opportunities for property investors looking to invest in the local area.
The owners of the site have already been told that for the development to go-ahead they must improve roads in the area to mitigate the impact of traffic generated by the development and provide a bus service in perpetuity.
There will also need to be a health centre onsite, public open spaces and sports facilities as a condition of the development being allowed.
Jim McAllister, Dunsfold Park chief executive, said: “The development of Dunsfold Aerodrome will provide homes for young families currently priced out of the area, direct development away from green fields, create new jobs and deliver a range of new community facilities and infrastructure improvements.”