Leezyjet
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UK General Aviation Needs Urgent Help!

Mon Feb 20, 2006 9:35 am

The wonderful John Prescott is planning to change the definition of Airflields to "brownfield" sites under UK planning guidelines. This means that ANY airfield with a building on it could be sold off for housing development and local councils would be powerless to do anything about it. However fast action is needed as the deadline for action is the 27th February 2006.

More info on this and what you can do to help save the hundreds of General Aviation Airfields can be found here:-
http://www.loop.aero/news/200602-15.html

Get writing to your MP's people (Although don't just copy the example letter word for word as it won't have much of an effect).

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Leezyjet
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RE: UK General Aviation Needs Urgent Help!

Tue Feb 21, 2006 4:22 am

This could be devestating for general aviation if the bill slips in through the back door. Not only aould it mean the loss of thousands of jobs, there would be less options for people to learn to fly, making an already expensive pass time even more expensive - and I'm sure there are lots of people on here who will probably be learning to fly in the future.

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RE: UK General Aviation Needs Urgent Help!

Tue Feb 21, 2006 4:28 am

Quote:
The wonderful John Prescott is planning to change the definition of Airflields to "brownfield" sites under UK planning guidelines

He's just asking to be egged isn't he?
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Glom
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RE: UK General Aviation Needs Urgent Help!

Tue Feb 21, 2006 5:54 am

F****** fascist! How does he get to randomly sell of sites of legitimate business? We have rights in this country.
 
Demoose
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RE: UK General Aviation Needs Urgent Help!

Tue Feb 21, 2006 5:59 am

More importantly, poor old Top Gear has to find a new location to film its track runs due to the current location (Dunsfold Aerodrome) planned to be the site for over 2,500 brand new homes!

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RichardPrice
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RE: UK General Aviation Needs Urgent Help!

Tue Feb 21, 2006 6:03 am

If the owners of the land want to sell, why shouldnt they? We arent talking Heathrow, Gatwick here, these are small airfields that are most likely privately run.

Its like saying someone shouldnt be able to sell the pub they own.
 
Leezyjet
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RE: UK General Aviation Needs Urgent Help!

Tue Feb 21, 2006 6:34 am

Quoting RichardPrice (Reply 5):
If the owners of the land want to sell, why shouldnt they?

Thats not the point though.

It is making it easier for developers to dangle a carrot at the land owners to entice them to sell, so the developers can then have an easy ride to build houses on the sites as the airfields are often in nice rural locations and have little if any pollutants that need to be removed from the sites thus meaning more profits for the developers.

More details here:-

http://www.pfa.org.uk/PFA%20Consultation.pdf

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