Landform is promoting a site of 9.2 hectares (23 acres) for around 150 new houses at Plough Road in the Surrey village of Smallfield. The village, which has a population of around 2,000, lies two miles to the east of Gatwick Airport, the town of Horley and is immediately adjacent to the M23. Smallfield is well-served with local transport facilities, reflecting its excellent location close by to major employment opportunities. The village has an active parish council, a good primary school, GP facilities, local shops and sports facilities.
The site sits on the eastern edge of Smallfield and its location will allow the site to intercept and regulate surface water flooding that currently overwhelms the village drainage system. This will help to reduce the downstream flooding experienced by many residents.
Smallfield falls within Tandridge District Council, which has at 94%, the highest level of land lying within the Green Belt of any district within the UK. This makes the identification and delivery of the necessary level of new housing and employment land for the district very challenging.
Tandridge DC is in the process of producing its new Local Plan and the Reg 19 final draft of the Plan was submitted to the SoS in the Autumn 2018 and is due for examination in the Summer 2019.
Out of 114 sites submitted for review by Tandridge DC only 14 sites have been assessed as being suitable for release from the Green Belt. Landform’s site at Plough Road is one of the selected sites and has been included as an allocation in the draft Plan.
Residential values are high in the area and good interest and competition is expected for the site from housebuilders once the Local Plan process has been completed.
Download a pdf of the Smallfield Development Brief