Booker Airfield Mega-Stadium Plan Booted Out !

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Plans by developers and Wasps Rugby Club to built a huge Stadium and housing/hotel development on Booker airfield, have been binned by the local council. Hurrah for common sense, democracy, and the right of a prosperous and active airfield to provide a service to the community. http://www.bucksfreepress.co.uk/news/9146173.Stadium_project_axed/?ref=mmpg
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Good news! Moggy

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This is the stuff we like.......:) ''This evening sense prevailed and the plans for the unwanted stadium at Booker have finally been stopped. No more of our hard earned Council Tax will be wasted on the ridiculous scheme and the countryside and area of outstanding natural beauty surrounding the Booker aerodrome is now safe. Tonight it took just four votes in a unanimous decision in the Council Chamber to end the scheme which has blighted the people of Booker since July 2008. Its unbelievable that this farcical charade really has been going on for three years but thankfully now the scheme is consigned to the dustbin of history hopefully we will hear no more of it. When you look at the plans it amazes me they got this far indeed in tonight’s debate one councillor was reported as saying “There are more holes in this plan than in Swiss Cheese”. In recent times I don't think there has been a project that has draw such outrage and disgust from the people of Wycombe. So what will happen now? Well, a few days ago a spokesperson for the rugby club seemed to imply that they would consider leaving Wycombe if they did not get the new stadium. Personally I think this is the best option. After causing so much upset and anguish for the residents of Booker and Wycombe the last thing we need is for them to be festering away over at Sands. Tonight's decision was a great victory for democracy and it shows that if enough people speak up and protest on the streets then their voices will be listened to. I would like to think that through this blog I played my part, however small, in highlighting the stupidity of the scheme and in stopping this unwanted stadium. Every time I see a “Booker bomber” flying overhead I look up and think to myself how lucky we are to have such a marvellous facility as the Booker aerodrome so nearby. Let's hope tonight’s decision sends out the signal that Wycombe will not give up its green belt for any tin pot scheme no matter how ludicrous and wacky it may be. We value the green belt that surrounds Wycombe and the townspeople will rise up to defend it if needs be. Ivor's Blog- Bucks Free Press ''
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Blooming brilliant news Booker...... All we have to do is fight off the developers threatening the other airfields around the UK. Bembridge Sandown Plymouth Enstone Bicester Weston on the Green Dunsfold Leicester Rougham Elmsett.......... to name but a few
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I flew out of Booker back in the mid 1980s and back then it was a busy airfield with sailplanes on one side of the circuit and fixed-wing on the other. And Personal Plane Services with their 3 spitfires in one of the hangers. There were two large flying clubs (I was with BA flying Club). I don't understand why such a busy working airport business would even be considered for redevelopment? Anyway, it is great news the airfield is no longer under threat. :)

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'Once more unto the breach dear friends'' Denham now, threatened with bisection by the proposed by the £30 Billion ( yes !) hyper-space railway folly, otherwise known as HS2 :mad::mad::mad: