The sound of screeching tyres and the scent of burned fossil fuels could be a thing of the past on the Top Gear test track if housing developers get their way.
Dunsfold Aerodome has been home to some spectacular TV viewing as we’ve sat glued to our screens and watched the tyres spin out of control at Gambon corner, Chicago and the hammerhead.
But now real estate development firm Rutland Group is planning a 2,600-home eco-village over the famous airfield with a loan secured from the Bank of Scotland.
Locals are leading a protest against the plans to build on the Aerodome, which is now better known round the world than most international racing circuits and has even been included in several car racing video games.
The news is another blow to the hit BBC show following the revelation that the latest series is the victim of severe budget cuts.
Alex Kapadia, Operations Team