Help save Kemble
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
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.'