Rutland and RBS to appeal against 2,600 homes masterplan refusal

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A joint venture between the Rutland Group and Royal Bank of Scotland will appeal Waverley Borough Council’s rejection of its plans for 2,600 homes at the Dunsfold aerodrome near Guildford, Surrey.

Waverley Council refused the masterplan application by the joint venture, Dunsfold Park, in September this year

‘We were disappointed, but not surprised, by Waverley’s decision to refuse the master planning application for Dunsfold Park,’ said Jim McAllister, the joint venture’s chief executive.

‘We have decided to appeal the council’s decision, which we believe is wrong and not in the community’s interest, and our efforts will now be focused on the appeal process.’

The masterplan proposes a village which would be largely self sufficient and carbon neutral for water, energy and waste.

It would include 2,600 homes, 30% of which would be affordable, Primary Health care services, a primary school, sports facilities and local shops.

There would also be a heritage centre dedicated to the aeronautical history of the site, a church, and 350 acres of parkland.

The joint venture said a decision on the masterplan is unlikely before autumn next year.

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