Comments from @Keith Jones uses words such as "exaggerated" and "uninformed" on more than one occasion.
So, let's be honest, we, the uninformed public, can only make decisions based upon the information that is being presented to us. At the moment this is the contents of the planning application and supporting documentation.
If we don't have the facts how can we come to an informed decision. We have to and will assume the worst case and make decisions based on that, whether it's the number of aircraft, the noise produced by the light aircraft, the number of flights per day, the hours of operation and so on.
I am certain there are a number of people on this forum who are in support of this proposal, are aviators themselves and who were based at the Maypole Airfield. So I'd like to make a request to those individuals.
I'd like to ask a series of questions, consider it a Freedom of Information request if you like, in an attempt to clear up some areas of confusion:
In the Planning Support Statement it states "a small group of keen aviators who have been displaced from their long-standing home in north Kent".
How "small" is small?
How many of these aviators would be moving to this new airfield?
How many aircraft and what types would they relocate?
During a typical year, how often would they expect to fly?
Where/how far do these aviators live from the proposed airfield?
How many additional aviators have expressed interest in using the airfield as their base? What types of aircraft will they base there?
Will aircraft be permitted to park and for how long? I've driven past airfields and seen aircraft tied down under weatherproof covers which would imply they were parked long-term.
What type of maintenance/servicing is required for these aircraft, how often and where will this take place?
There appears to be no refuelling facilities at the airfield, so how will light aircraft based at the airfield, light aircraft visiting the airfield; helicopters; emergency services and Air Search services be refuelled?
Many thanks in advance.
@Keith Jones Apologies if you have already replied somewhere else and I missed it, but can you answer @Paul Osborne here - do you think that fuel will be stored on site?