Top Gear: Show’s iconic film set filled with construction workers as building begins on new homes

The BBC show could be ‘put to bed’ as builders occupy the site

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Bulldozers have taken over Top Gear’s iconic filming location in Surrey as construction workers begin working to create new homes in the area. 

A photo obtained by The Sun shows diggers on site as they begin to work on the project. It has been reported that the 600-acre site near Cranleigh is to be dismantled for a housing estate. 

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Top Gear is filmed in a hangar at Dunsfold Park Aerodrome in Surrey, where the official Top Gear track is located.

An insider told the publication: “Dunsfold is synonymous with Top Gear, it’s a huge part of the show. But allowing the site to be sold off is a damning statement for the series’ future. 

The source added: “There’s been mounting pressure for some years for the aerodrome site to be regenerated, but attempts have been resisted. 

“But after Freddie’s crash there’s a feeling that perhaps it’s time to put the show to bed and avoid any more potentially devastating crashes. It’s a real blow for fans.”

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Filming for the series was put on hold while presenter Freddie Flintoff recovered from his serious car crash at the Surrey raceway last December. 

The former England cricketer, 45, was airlifted to hospital for medical treatment and has since been recovering from his injuries.