The Rutland Group remains focused on determining the future of Dunsfold Park and its development. As the largest brownfield site in the Borough of Waverley there are a number of potential options for development which include extending the business park, building new homes and expanding the airfield business.
A spokesperson for The Rutland Group comments, "We are delighted to confirm our partnership with Trinity College Cambridge which has enabled us to ensure the long-term future of Dunsfold Park. Our combined commitment to the airfield means that the site is entering a new and exciting phase in its long history as The Rutland Group continues to focus on regenerating and extending the business park and bringing forward development proposals."
Dunsfold Park is a 516 acre airfield with unrestricted planning permission for the erection, repair and flight testing of aircraft, 65 acres of commercial space and 30 acres of land allocated for a solar farm and an anaerobic digestion plant – a total of nearly 612 acres. Formerly a WWII Canadian airfield, and subsequently used by British Aerospace to develop Hunter, Harrier and Hawk aircraft, Dunsfold Park is currently the site for the production of the BBC's 'Top Gear'.
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Dunsfold Airport Ltd is the owner and operator of Dunsfold Park, the industrial complex on the site of Dunsfold Aerodrome. Dunsfold Park was a base for Canadian and Dutch B-25 Mitchell bombers during WWII, and for aircraft involved in the Berlin Airlift in 1949. It was subsequently used by Hawker Aircraft and BAE Systems to build combat aircraft, including the Hunter, Harrier and Hawk, until the factory was closed in 2000. Dunsfold Park is still used as a private airfield and is the home of BBC TV's Top Gear programme.