Just received an email from Cabair regarding the Governments decision to potentially use GA airfields for future developments:
Dear Fellow Aviators,
Some of you may recall that earlier this year there was alarm amongst aviators, over the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister's proposals, to classify airfields as brownfield sites for the purposes of planning approval. If carried through, this would mean that any scheme to develop a GA airfield for housing or industrial purposes could be passed with very little regard to its amenity value.
As a result of the earlier outcry by the GA community, the inclusion of airfields in the list was said to be a mistake, and it was promised that the clause would be withdrawn in the final version. You've guessed it, the final version has been released and its still there.
The reaction to the previous move was clearly effective, but everyone with an interest in aviation needs to act now. You can make your voice heard by electronically signing the following petition:
Its easy to do and will take no more than 2 minutes of your time. If you haven't already, do it now and help to save UK airfields from this threat and John Prescott!
Please copy this message, and paste it into a new email and send it to your friends.
Best regards - Cabair Info