Now its Wellesbourne Under Threat

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Please give your support guys http://tinyurl.com/cq23eex
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wellesbourne Are you saying the airfield will close due to this development,or be restricted. Any objection to a planning application has to be on 'planning grounds' otherwise the objection is not considered. What is the 'planning' objection to the development that could be valid. If you can point us in that direction then it makes a better case.
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If it helps - here's the link to the full planning application with loads of relevant documents to digest: EGBW Plans
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thanks for posting the link

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If it helps - here's the link to the full planning application with loads of relevant documents to digest: EGBW Plans
Doesn't seem to threaten the airfield at all. Regards
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I am afraid it does David. The proposed housing development is right in the overshoot/undershoot area for runway 18/36. In fact a Piper Warrior which suffered engine failure last year wound up right in the projected housing area! There are also possible issues with air turbulence from some of the proposed industrial buildings affecting light aircraft at low level on approach or climbout.

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I am afraid it does David. The proposed housing development is right in the overshoot/undershoot area for runway 18/36. In fact a Piper Warrior which suffered engine failure last year wound up right in the projected housing area! There are also possible issues with air turbulence from some of the proposed industrial buildings affecting light aircraft at low level on approach or climbout.
I stand corrected! Unlike many others, I have confidence that the planning process will produce a reasonable outcome. There is a lot of space at Wellesbourne which could be used for non-aviation purposes and not impinge on the aero-activities. Regards
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If it helps, I have signed up to reject the development.... Good luck guys!
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I know Wellesbourne extremely well, having bashed the circuit there endlessly in an uncomplaining PA38 as I struggled towards my PPL The houses themselves I don't see as a major obstacle to aviation, all circuits being to the West. But we all know that within a few years of their being occupied the 'local' residents will be campaigning for restrictions, and the eventual closure of the airfield which conflicts with their 'right' to peaceful enjoyment of their properties as the millionaire playboy fliers circle endlessly solely to annoy the house owners and to peer into their back gardens with the hope of seeing the lady of the house sunbathing topless. How I phrase this in the objection I will be lodging here http://apps.stratford.gov.uk/eplanning/AppDetail.aspx?appkey=MJ6NQWPM00C00 I have yet to decide. Moggy
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Hi Moggy The new National Planning Policy Framwork offers some protection these days. This from the Fact sheet on NPPF on the General Aviation Awarness Council website at http://www.gaac.org.uk This is one of the 15 GAAC fact sheets available to help with planning issues. "Previous planning advice on noise focused primarily upon the introduction of a noise- generating activity upon existing development. It did not address the issue of new noise sensitive development (such a housing) being proposed in close proximity to long- established noise generating sites (such as flying sites). This omission has previously resulted in some flying sites, which were in existence long before neighbouring development was introduced, being forced to alter their operations or even close down due to new (foreseen) complaints. That has been addressed with a bullet point in paragraph 123, which states that: “Planning policies and decisions should aim to: • Recognise that development will often create some noise and existing businesses wanting to develop in continuance of their business should not have unreasonable restrictions put on them because of changes in nearby land uses since they were established.” This paragraph may provide some useful ammunition for anyone with a flying site under threat of a noise sensitive development proposed nearby."