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Re: New Planning Proposal threatens Wellesbourne Airfield

Postby Rossi1981 » Wed Mar 26, 2014 6:36 pm

who's attending the meeting tonight then?
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Re: New Planning Proposal threatens Wellesbourne Airfield

Postby Mayfly » Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:25 pm

Is this a meeting about the future of the airfield?
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Re: New Planning Proposal threatens Wellesbourne Airfield

Postby Sooty655 » Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:28 pm

Rossi1981 wrote:who's attending the meeting tonight then?

Mayfly wrote:Is this a meeting about the future of the airfield?

It is a meeting of all the businesses and entities who will be adversely affected by the proposed development.

MaPS will be there.
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Re: New Planning Proposal threatens Wellesbourne Airfield

Postby Bovril » Thu Mar 27, 2014 9:44 pm

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Re: New Planning Proposal threatens Wellesbourne Airfield

Postby Mayfly » Thu Mar 27, 2014 10:06 pm

Very good and a couple of good plugs for the WWW.
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Re: New Planning Proposal threatens Wellesbourne Airfield

Postby Sooty655 » Thu Mar 27, 2014 10:08 pm

Thanks, Bovril.

I tried to listen this morning, but my ancient browser couldn't cope with the BBC site.
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Re: New Planning Proposal threatens Wellesbourne Airfield

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Re: New Planning Proposal threatens Wellesbourne Airfield

Postby Mayfly » Fri Apr 18, 2014 1:07 pm

Good news for many whose livelihood depend on it.
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Re: New Planning Proposal threatens Wellesbourne Airfield

Postby Sooty655 » Fri Apr 18, 2014 2:39 pm


Mayfly wrote:Good news for many whose livelihood depend on it.

This is only the first step in what will be a very long battle. Even if this decision is confirmed by the full council, and then survives the inevitable appeals and challenges, it still doesn't alter the owners' desire to capitalise their property.
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Re: New Planning Proposal threatens Wellesbourne Airfield

Postby Bovril » Fri Apr 18, 2014 2:43 pm

and while that's all happening,, check out http://xm655.com more wellesbourne Vulcan news :)
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Re: New Planning Proposal threatens Wellesbourne Airfield

Postby Ray C » Sat Apr 19, 2014 7:46 am

Great reading Bovril....This aircraft is a credit to you all....Long May it continue.

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Re: New Planning Proposal threatens Wellesbourne Airfield

Postby Wedgy » Sat Apr 19, 2014 7:57 am

Outstanding news!

Just booking my diary for June ..... Sunday June 15th better be free! :D
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Re: New Planning Proposal threatens Wellesbourne Airfield

Postby Mayfly » Sat Apr 19, 2014 9:36 am

No it will cost you to get in!!! :p
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Re: New Planning Proposal threatens Wellesbourne Airfield

Postby Wellesbourne » Thu Dec 04, 2014 12:52 pm

Doesn't look like this threat to the airfield going away.

http://www.wellesbourne-west.com/index.html


Welcome to the website for Wellesbourne West. You may already be aware that Gladman Developments is currently preparing a planning application for residential development at Wellesbourne Airfield.

The proposals include 1,500 new homes as well as a wide range of employment and community uses and extensive areas of public open space.

This website includes information about the proposals and provides an opportunity for you to comment on both the principle of development and our approach to the design of the new community. As the proposals are still being developed, your comments will be considered before a planning application is submitted.


Watch out for the planning application going in, then please add plenty of comments to that!!
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Re: New Planning Proposal threatens Wellesbourne Airfield

Postby Ramshornvortex » Fri Dec 05, 2014 1:13 am

wellesbourne wrote:Doesn't look like this threat to the airfield going away.

http://www.wellesbourne-west.com/index.html


Welcome to the website for Wellesbourne West. You may already be aware that Gladman Developments is currently preparing a planning application for residential development at Wellesbourne Airfield.

The proposals include 1,500 new homes as well as a wide range of employment and community uses and extensive areas of public open space.

This website includes information about the proposals and provides an opportunity for you to comment on both the principle of development and our approach to the design of the new community. As the proposals are still being developed, your comments will be considered before a planning application is submitted.


Watch out for the planning application going in, then please add plenty of comments to that!!


The most effective action that anyone that cares about the continued existence of Wellesbourne as an active GA airfield can take is to join Wellesbourne Matters association. If you haven't done so already, please visit: http://www.wellesbournematters.org.uk/ and JOIN TODAY!
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Re: New Planning Proposal threatens Wellesbourne Airfield

Postby Snapper » Mon Dec 22, 2014 8:41 pm

The local newspapers have clearly described the feelings of the local residents...

http://evergreen.zenfolio.com/p271315023#he8c22c4

I attended the church hall exhibition by Gladman Development last Thursday evening to see for myself what this was all about. The so called questionaire was so skewed to avoid any negative feedback I simply could not tick any of their boxes. I suspect that if they had opened the questions with "Do you want the airfield to be developed?" they would get 100% NO!

Even the local shopkeepers that i have spoken to are horrified at what is being planned. It will destroy the village.
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Re: New Planning Proposal threatens Wellesbourne Airfield

Postby Mayfly » Wed Mar 23, 2016 7:28 am

In memory of a very dear friend - Mike Pearson

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Re: New Planning Proposal threatens Wellesbourne Airfield

Postby Spitfire » Wed Mar 23, 2016 8:19 am

Good lord - its not often David beats Goliath in this day and age :D :D :D

Well done to them B-) B-)
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Re: New Planning Proposal threatens Wellesbourne Airfield

Postby Mayfly » Wed Mar 23, 2016 9:10 am

Yes I agree, assuming of course everything printed is correct!
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Re: New Planning Proposal threatens Wellesbourne Airfield

Postby Sooty655 » Wed Mar 23, 2016 12:24 pm

It is all correct as printed, MF. A sensible article with the necessary caveats. It is of course still possible the Planning Inspector's report will say something unexpected, but it seems very unlikely after all we have heard. If the businesses do eventually have to go to the High Court, then the outcome cannot be guaranteed, but all the indications to date are good.
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Re: New Planning Proposal threatens Wellesbourne Airfield

Postby Mayfly » Thu Mar 24, 2016 7:08 am

I'm pleased for all concerned, I know it's easy to say life shouldn't be all about money when it's not your livelihood or bank balance that is involved but when it concerns businesses that could put people out of work and not just open space, a wider view should be taken.
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Re: New Planning Proposal threatens Wellesbourne Airfield

Postby Spitfire » Thu Mar 24, 2016 8:48 am

What usually happens with large planning applications, in my experience, is that the rejected plan is taken away and massaged then resubmitted - then again and again till it finally goes by appeal to a government department who pass it over the heads of the local councils because they don't see the local impact problems.

OR - it is passed locally after the initial massage - then when passed the company applies for 'variations' that get them what they wanted originally using the excuse that its 'passed' now so it would be counter-productive not to allow the variations.

One company down here wanted a block of flats on some contentious land - they were told it would only be passed if they included underground parking for all residents - they fought it but they finally agreed to do it .... when it was passed and they were nearly at commencement they went for a 'variation' to do away with the underground parking as they had discovered some geological problem - and they got it agreed straight off.... X(

Another company fought tooth and nail for a particular development which had to include 'affordable housing' as well as a supermarket - we were all hook line and sinkered into thinking we had what we wanted and building commenced - they built the supermarket - then immediately pulled out and sold the remaining land and now it stands empty next to the supermarket awaiting the next inevitable 'variation' by the new owner X( X(
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Re: New Planning Proposal threatens Wellesbourne Airfield

Postby Sooty655 » Thu Mar 24, 2016 12:00 pm

I hear what you say, David, but negative generalisations like this only serve to help the developers by persuading people it isn't worth trying to oppose them. I can quote examples where the opposite has happened ~ in my own village Gladman (the Wellesbourne developer) appealed a refusal and got it passed by the Planning Inspector, but the residents pushed it to a judicial review and got it thrown out again because the PI had been inconsistent in his handling of two local appeals.

The developers never publicise their failures, and Govt tramples on Locals sells more papers than Govt supports Locals, but the "system" is actually a lot more even handed than you suggest.

I wonder how your "You can't win" attitude would have gone down in 1940?
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Re: New Planning Proposal threatens Wellesbourne Airfield

Postby Spitfire » Thu Mar 24, 2016 10:15 pm

Sooty655 wrote:I wonder how your "You can't win" attitude would have gone down in 1940?


As I was born in 1952 I haven't a clue - and perhaps in 1940 somebody by my name may have had some positive things to say about planning applications because he hadn't had a series of negative experiences from which to give examples :p

I'm glad you have had some positive experiences - I have had none - so my 'You can't win' comes from not winning ....there are several more personal ones I won't bore you with - all negative - to do with next door neighbours and the like .... :(
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Re: New Planning Proposal threatens Wellesbourne Airfield

Postby Ray C » Sat Mar 26, 2016 12:40 pm

I'm delighted to read the airfield's future looks secure... I have a grim drive on Tuesday's & Sunday's
getting to the Avro Museum, watching the steady march of 5-4 bed executive homes about to
cover former aircraft construction buildings....

On a happy note we should see 603 surrounded with scaffold in the spring, then we start repairs to
her missing/rotten panels + paint stripping ready for her new White paint scheme... :)
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