The Sustainable Heart of Ockham

Introducing the Former Wisley Airfield

Taylor Wimpey has submitted a planning application to Guildford Borough Council for up to 1,730 homes and a wide range of community facilities on the former Wisley Airfield site, as part of proposals to meet the need for new homes and infrastructure locally. Of these homes, 40% (692) will be for affordable rent of purchase, delivered by award-winning provider VIVID Homes.

Designed as three distinct neighbourhoods around a community heart, Taylor Wimpey is proposing all the facilities needed for daily life, including shops, cafes, healthcare and education facilities. 

With a vast Country Park and sports facilities available to all, our aim is to create a vibrant community where people can live, relax, work, learn and get close to nature.

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Our plans are currently with Guildford Borough Council for consideration (application number 22/P/01175) and we anticipate a decision in the first half of 2023.

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Our proposals are for a diverse and inclusive community, with homes for first time buyers, expanding families and downsizers from across Guildford and beyond. 

Biodiversity
The site will deliver a 20% biodiversity net gain – double the national policy requirement.
New facilities for Ockham
We will be providing new facilities for both the new and existing community.
New transport links
Our proposals have been designed as a walkable neighbourhood prioritising people over cars.

History of the site

The site is allocated for large-scale residential-led development and has been removed from the Green Belt in the Guildford Borough Council Local Plan in April 2019. It currently includes c. 70 acres of concrete runway and hardstanding (roughly equivalent to a four-mile stretch of the M25) which will be repurposed and reused.

Our proposals are for a diverse and inclusive community, with homes for first time buyers, expanding families and downsizers from across Guildford and beyond. 

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Why Wisley Airfield?

Find out more about the vision behind our proposals in our Vision Document.