MP responds to Dunsfold call-in decision

The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Govenrment has decided to "call-in" the planning application for Dunsfold Aerodrome. This means there will be a full public inquiry into the planning application.

Responding, local MP, Anne Milton, said: ‘I am pleased to learn that the Secretary of State has decided to call-in the planning application. Many constituents contacted me when the previous application was submitted in 2008 and when I gave evidence at the public inquiry. I remain concerned that local infrastructure cannot support a development of this scale in this location. I understand that the Secretary of State specifically mentions these two factors in his letter to Waverley Borough Council."

Anne added: "I am very aware that we need new homes and in particular for those on lower incomes. However those homes need to be situated in the right locations where the infrastructure, or anticipated infrastructure improvements can support them."