VIDEO: Aircraft will fly from Wellesbourne for years to come say campaigners

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Campaigners fighting to prevent Wellesbourne Airfield from being developed into housing say they are confident aircraft will still be flying from the site in 20 years’ time.

During a meeting at the airfield today, members of Wellesbourne Matters, the group leading the opposition to the plan, said it’s focus on legal arguments rather than emotional ones was bringing results.

Wellesbourne Airfield business owners and staff gave their views at the press conference this morning. Photo: Mark Williamson
Wellesbourne Airfield business owners and staff gave their views at the press conference this morning. Photo: Mark Williamson

Airfield owners, the Littler family, have said they would like to sell the site to housing developers and in 2014 Gladman Developments put forward a proposal to build up to 1,500 homes there.

The company have yet to submit a formal planning application to develop the site.

Duncan MacKillop, chairman of Wellesbourne Matters, talked to the Herald about the group’s campaign to save Wellesbourne Airfield.

For more on this story read this Thursday’s Herald.

  • Eddie Strong

    Oh dear. The refusal of Wellesbourne Matters to accept the reality that all flying will cease at the airfield on December 24th is as hilarious as it is tragic. What these people should be discussing is contributing to the debate on the future use of this site (and stopping the building of a huge housing estate) rather than wasting their time on something which I’m afraid is inevitable.

    • Roger Pickles

      Let’s hope so. And I do not believe that all the people in Wellesbourne want the airfield to carry on with the absolute racket they make. The noise in summer is intolerable.

  • sups

    I still don’t get what welly they actually have when its a private site!! if the OWNERS want to sell it s nothing to do with the village down the road.
    really think people have way to much time on there hands!! go play bridge or do a jigsaw

  • jolox

    It’s more wishful thinking than fact.