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Plymouth Airport looks set to be re-opened – but needs your support

PUBLISHED: 16:55 29 June 2017

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Closed for several years, Plymouth Airport — or more precisely the leaseholder, Sutton Harbour Holdings — became infamous after a Jodel that had force-landed there was impounded (aircraft owner Martin Ferid’s account of his ordeal appeared in Pilot, January 2016). Now supporters of the airport feel their campaign to re-open the airport is nearing success

This summer sees the public examination of the Plymouth & S W Devon Joint Local Plan prior to the formal adoption by the three councils concerned in the autumn. ‘Under the plan Plymouth Airport is safeguarded for aviation uses in accordance with the wishes of Plymouth City Council but we should strengthen these intentions by writing letters of support to FlyPlymouth for submission to the Planning Inspector,’ urges supporter David Coles in an email to Pilot. ‘If you wish to support the re-opening of our airport then please help this succeed by writing or emailing your support to: FlyPlymouth, Office 18, Genesis Building, 235 Union Street, Plymouth PL1 3HN, mail@flyplymouth.com

‘Letters should include your personal views on what the loss to Plymouth of its airport would mean. Perhaps you would like to voice your support for Plymouth Council for their stance in safeguarding the airport or comment on the fact that there is ample land available for housing in Plymouth without the airport site. Maybe you used the airport in the past for business or pleasure or would make use of it in the future for the same. There is also the advantage of having the airport available for air ambulance, coastguard, police, military, organ transportation etc.

FlyPlymouth has plans to acquire and re-open Plymouth airport. It has made its own submission to the Joint Local Plan and continues to arrange public meetings. ‘The airport is vital for Plymouth’s future, our future and our children’s future and this public examination may be the defining moment,’ adds David. ‘Your letter will make the difference at this crucial time so please, please write.’

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