Smallfield

Landform is promoting a site for 120 new houses at Plough Road in the pretty Surrey village of Smallfield. The site has been allocated in the emerging Tandridge District Council Local Plan.

Site area
23 acres / 9.2 hectares

Housing units
120 dwellings

Use
40% social housing
55% private housing
5% self-build

Planning district
Tandridge District Council

Status
Site allocated in draft Local Plan

Wider community benefits
The site will provide flood alleviation to the wider Smallfield village area

The village, with a population of around 2,000, lies two miles to the east of Gatwick Airport and the town of Horley. Smallfield is well-served with local transport facilities, reflecting its excellent location close to major employment opportunities. The village has an active parish council, a good primary school, GP facilities, local shops and sports facilities.

Development of the site will help reduce the flooding experienced by many residents in the village; it is located on the eastern edge of Smallfield, allowing it to intercept and regulate surface water flows from nearby streams that currently overwhelm the village drainage system. As a part of the proposals Landform is working with the Parish, Surrey CC, the Environment Agency and Tandridge DC on their wider flood relief proposals.

More than 94% of the land in the Tandridge DC area lies within the Green Belt – the highest level of any district within the UK – which makes the identification and delivery of the necessary level of new housing and employment land for the district very challenging.

Progress of the new Local Plan is delayed pending the resolution of strategic highway issues relating to J6 of the M25 and a decision as to the future programme is expected in early September 2021. The intention is to submit a planning application as soon as the Local Plan has been adopted, enabling early delivery of the flood relief measures and much needed new housing.