The Story of Biggin Hill: a plotlands development and post-war exurb in Greater London


By 1981 the infilling was almost complete and with a determination from planners that there should be no encroachment onto the green belt that hems the town in on all sides, recent developments have been limited. Steeple Heights Drive, built by Wimpy in 1989, was one of the largest and the departure of the RAF has opened up development opportunities around the airport.

The change from urban Biggin Hill to rural Tatsfield at the bottom of Sunningvale Avenue is very sudden, marking the absolute edge of development. Biggin Hill remains a strange mixture of suburb and small provincial town high up on the downs but still within the boundaries of Greater London.