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PUBLISHED: 13:30 19 July 2007 | UPDATED: 13:49 10 October 2012

Four days left to sign airfield's planning-fight petition

There are just four days left for pilots to help Kemble in its planning fight with Cotswold District Council to remain open as an active airfield.

Pilots are being asked to sign a petition on the Prime Minister's e-petition website to help lend weight to the airifeld's case: The site has

been an aerodrome for almost 70 years, and enjoys the support of 85 percent of

the local community (according to Kemble & Ewen Parish Council

survey 2006).

Airfield manager David Young said: 'There must be thousands of pilots out there who have flown at Kemble

and would be mortified it it were closed. If you want a jolt have a

look at what could be happening at Dunsfold where a new town is

proposed on the site of the aerodrome.

'We cannot afford to lose our planning appeal in November. If we cannot

makeKemble economically viable as an airfield we will lose it. There is no doubt the Inspector hearing our appeals will address the

facts and planning merits only but he/she will have the petitions

too,and now they are running, wereally should try and have them

reflect a more realistic indication of numbers of people that support

keeping general flying at Kemble.'

The e-petition can be found at http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/Kemble/ – it closes on Monday July 23.

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