Longcross South is part of the former DERA site and was mainly used for military vehicle testing. As a previously developed area of land, a significant proportion is classed as brownfield.


The proposals for Longcross South include an outline application for:

  • approximately 1,320 homes
  • a new primary school
  • a new village centre – with a range of shops, cafés and restaurants
  • a health centre
  • a community centre
  • sports pitches and facilities
  • children’s play areas


The proposals will provide much-needed housing – including affordable homes – for local people, with the number of affordable homes to be agreed with Runnymede Borough Council’s officers. The remaining homes would be a range of sizes, including family housing of 3, 4 and 5-bed homes, and smaller 1 and 2-bed properties suitable for first-time buyers.



The scheme will allow for the location of GPs and other medical practitioners.


The plans include retail units for a range of uses including cafés and a community centre as a base for a range of activities – for example for a nursery or crèche, or for use by community and religious groups.



The plans include a new primary school within the development to fulfil the needs of the new community and reduce pressure on existing village schools. A financial contribution would be made to the Local Education Authority (Surrey County Council) for secondary school provision.