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    Not sure if this has already been posted, but just seen that the planning application for Dunsfold has been approved and the airfield is to close. Guessing TopGear will be needing to find a new home.

    Dunsfold houses: Plan for 1,800 homes approved



    A plan to build 1,800 new homes at Dunsfold Aerodrome has been approved.

    Waverley Borough Council's planning committee narrowly gave the go-ahead for the plans on Wednesday.
    Opponents to the development of the site said the homes were not needed. The council said the new jobs would be created on the brownfield site.
    The aerodrome is currently home to Dunsfold Business Park which accommodates more than 100 businesses employing more than 800 people.
    Dunsfold Aerodrome is the largest brownfield site in Waverley and is neither in the greenbelt or the Surrey Hills area of outstanding natural beauty.
    Jim McAllister, Dunsfold Park chief executive, said: "The development of Dunsfold Aerodrome will provide homes for young families currently priced out of the area, direct development away from green fields, create new jobs and deliver a range of new community facilities and infrastructure improvements."
    The planning application was approved by 10 votes to eight at the council's planning committee meeting.

    The owners have been told for the development to go ahead they must improve roads in the area to "mitigate the impact of traffic generated by the development", and provide a bus service in perpetuity.

    Part of the development must provide affordable housing, the committee said.
    There will also need to be a health centre on site, public open spaces and sports facilities as a condition of the development being allowed.
    BBC Link

    Sorry if my Grammar and Spelling are rubbish, I am dyslexic so I can't really help it.

    #2
    So can I, like, get a house on Followthrough?

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      #3
      Young families will be able to afford a new built home?
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        #4
        Originally posted by GRtak View Post
        Young families will be able to afford a new built home?
        For any new housing development to secure planning approval a percentage of the homes must be built to a certain price (based on prevailing prices in the area) which would be potentially affordable to those on lower incomes. Housing prices in the UK are currently so inflated due to excess demand that if you aren't already on the properly ladder you need to be a couple earning jointly about 5x the national average salary to afford the deposit and the related mortgage.

        This rule was brought in so that teachers, nurses and other vital workers in the community would be able live within a reasonable distance of the workplace without being raped for rents but in reality it's aimed at all those on lower incomes. It's also design to stop the evolution of ghettos of poorer families with high crime rates, high unemployment and low education and skill sets.

        It's a Band Aid on a GSW but it shows the right sort of thinking.
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          #5
          Originally posted by MWF View Post
          in reality it's aimed at all those on lower incomes. It's also design to stop the evolution of ghettos of poorer families with high crime rates, high unemployment and low education and skill sets.
          Sounds like a step in the right direction.
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          Originally posted by narf
          Did I mention it burps and farts like a Roman orgy?
          Originally posted by Redliner
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          Originally posted by prizrak
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            #6
            Originally posted by GRtak View Post
            Young families will be able to afford a new built home?
            New houses in UK are built of cheap materials, with the primary aim being profit.
            Older housing stock (Victorian terraces) were built well, by craftsmen, and their price reflects this.

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              #7
              So... that's what all the farse with producers was all about. *slow clap*
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                #8
                Sad. I guess to most of the people that live near there though the place is probably a big waste of space and noise.

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                  #9
                  They#ve been trying to do this since I was working on Top Gear. The political climate has changed a lot since then, we have a worsening housing crisis and new houses have to be built. That said, I think it's a bit of a shame, but houses are a lot more profitable than semi-disused airfields.
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                    #10
                    Originally posted by mustangsally View Post
                    New houses in UK are built of cheap materials, with the primary aim being profit.
                    Older housing stock (Victorian terraces) were built well, by craftsmen, and their price reflects this.
                    ...which also have ZERO insulation and usually totally w**k windows.

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                      #11
                      Maybe having to find a new track will help give new TG it's own identity and move it away from the old version.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by ahpadt View Post
                        ...which also have ZERO insulation and usually totally w**k windows.
                        My brother has that issue with his 1920s house. also, fuck balloon construction.


                        On topic... hopefully this will help give TG an identity that's better than what it is now.
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                        Originally posted by narf
                        Did I mention it burps and farts like a Roman orgy?
                        Originally posted by Redliner
                        Wankel is better because BRAP
                        Originally posted by prizrak
                        The difference between a manually shifted auto and a proper manual is about the same as masturbation and sex.

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                          #13
                          Saw this in the news today. Possibly driving over a dead Canadian all these years!

                          http://news.nationalpost.com/news/wo...ng-development

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                            #14
                            Screw dead Canadians. All they need to do is find one, live Great Crested Newt and the whole plan will be kyboshed.
                            WillDAQ: To use the technical terms: "the Mustang is to aerodynamics what horse shit is to fine dining"

                            Dr Grip: Brilliant!

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                            Jay IKEA now ranks up in my awesome list, quite near bacon and blowjobs.

                            Cowboy I've never gotten so drunk I wanted to rub one out while shoving a fire extinguisher up my ass.



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                              #15
                              Originally posted by dase90 View Post
                              Saw this in the news today. Possibly driving over a dead Canadian all these years!

                              http://news.nationalpost.com/news/wo...ng-development
                              The dead Canadian is a non-story. I am part of the History Society trying to protect the aerodrome, the WW2 buildings and the runway. The TopGear track will be ripped up unless the runway is protected. Historic England are looking at Listing the runway. The planners are considering making the runway and hangers part of a Conservation Area. You can help achieve this Conservation Area by commenting to support it on our website: https://dunsfoldairfield.org/top-gear/

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                                #16
                                That story about lost Canadians under the runway has no evidence. The track could be saved though - we are pushing to get it designated a Conservation Area and parts of the runway Listed (it has some unique features): https://dunsfoldairfield.org/top-gear/

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                                  #17
                                  Save the Top Gear Track

                                  Originally posted by Franz Oberhauser View Post
                                  Maybe having to find a new track will help give new TG it's own identity and move it away from the old version.
                                  Hi,

                                  If any of you want to save the Top Gear Track, now is the moment. The Public Inquiry on the future development of Dunsfold Aerodrome started yesterday. This Thursday pm (20th July) and Friday am (21st July) is when members of the public can speak in the Inquiry to say what they feel about losing the airfield. It would be a good opportunity to mention the importance of the Top Gear track. Just turn up at either 2pm Thursday or 10 am Friday. The Inquiry is at Waverley Borough Council offices,The Burys, Godalming Surrey GU7 1HR

                                  www.dunsfoldairfield.org/topgear

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                                    #18
                                    Originally posted by gaasc View Post
                                    So can I, like, get a house on Followthrough?
                                    Funny you should say. There was a house at follow through in 1942 and it was lifted by the Canadian Army Engineers and moved half a mile out the way behind five catapillar diggers to allow them to build the taxi ways that are now Follow Through. My website shows maps of the original design of the taxiway.

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                                      #19
                                      All this and nobody bothered to hire out one of those land x-ray devices?
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                                      Originally posted by narf
                                      Did I mention it burps and farts like a Roman orgy?
                                      Originally posted by Redliner
                                      Wankel is better because BRAP
                                      Originally posted by prizrak
                                      The difference between a manually shifted auto and a proper manual is about the same as masturbation and sex.

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