Our Specialist story

Dunsfold Park.

Dunsfold Airport Ltd | Pollard Thomas Edwards

planning

Enabling growth with zero carbon.

Dunsfold Park is seeking to create a new village in the heart of the surrey countryside. The site is the former Dunsfold Aerodrome and proposals include up to 3,000 new homes, primary school, village centre, retail and the expansion of an existing business park to include commercial and industrial units.

Holistic support.

The project is a great example of the value, breadth and depth of our specialist planning support services: our acoustics, lighting, utilities and energy infrastructure and sustainability experts all supported this challenging application.

In support of the EIA submission, we undertook the noise and vibration assessment, as well as the environmental light assessment. Our utility
and energy infrastructure team were instrumental in overcoming the challenges of necessary power and water reinforcements as well as negotiating the implementation of a new sewage works with the environment agency.

Enabling zero carbon.

We have also helped define the sustainability strategy for the masterplan, enabling innovations to come forward at reserved matters stages such as Passivhaus accreditation, low-carbon heat network powered by biogas-CHP, and an integrated water and waste strategy for the production of on-site biogas (to feed the CHP). These all contribute to the overarching aim of the masterplan achieving ‘zero carbon’.

Key Figures
2 years of pre-planning work
5 different specialist teams engaged