Dunsfold Aerodrome - Request for Conservation Area Designation

Waverley Borough Council has received a request for Dunsfold Aerodrome to be designated as a Conservation Area.

A Conservation Area (CA) is defined as ‘an area of special architectural and historic interest, the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance’.

CA designation enables the Planning Authority to ensure that the historic character and special interest, which attract people to live, work and visit the area, remain intact and that the development is of high architectural quality and in keeping with the area’s existing character.

It is important to note that the emphasis of control in CAs is not on preventing development, but on managing change and encouraging the enhancement of the area. This allows a CA to accommodate appropriate positive change that will harmonise with the special architectural or historic qualities of the area, thus protecting its special character.

The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) states that when considering the designation of Conservation Areas, Local Planning Authorities should ensure that any area justifies such status to ensure that the concept of conservation is not devalued through the designation of areas that lack special interest.

We would be grateful to hear any comments you have on this request by 28 April 2017. Please find below a map of the area identified for designation

This consultation has now closed.


  • Opened
    17 Mar 2017 at 00:00
  • Closed
    28 Apr 2017 at 23:59

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