Byfleet is primarily a residential area, largely surrounded by Green Belt, the area is separated from other built-up areas of the Borough by the M25 motorway.
To the north of Byfleet (beyond the Borough boundary) lies Brooklands which has been redeveloped for offices and retailing although the central portion (the former runway) is in the Green Belt.
The focus of the Local Plan for Byfleet and the surrounding area is to protect the environment whilst ensuring that any new development is in keeping with the existing character.
Byfleet is an inland island village forming a suburb of Woking in Surrey. It is in the east of the borough between the River Wey and the River Mole, and is within the M25 motorway.
Centrally located close to the A3 and M25, and is located at the foot of the St George's Hill estate, just to the south of Weybridge, to the west of Cobham and to the east of West Byfleet. The village is served by the Byfleet and New Haw railway station.
Byfleet Village centre stretches from the War Memorial in the west to Clock House in the east. Byfleet offers a good range of shops and other local services including a Village Hall, library and Heritage Centre, together with a number of commercial activities.
The centre is served by three main car parks at the War Memorial, Village Hall and Plough Green. Plough Green and the War Memorial have benefited from environmental improvement schemes in recent years.
The local Plan aims to regenerate the village centre, to ensure its continued vitality and viability, without fundamentally altering its character.