The proposal document (attached) verges on the surreal. Who knew that light aircraft had engines that were so quiet, that having 7,500 flights coming and going from an airstrip in the middle of a field, within touching distance of homes and communities either side of it, will go totally unnoticed. Please lobby your councillors and stop this madness.
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A formal planning application for an airstrip on the land between Willow Woods Road,
Little Mongeham and Mill Lane / Coulson Grove, Northbourne has been submitted to DDC.
The application includes an airstrip, 2 hangars, 20 light aeroplanes, 10 glamping pods and helicopter access.
What do you think about it? Do you want it? Tell us here.
How green is your airfield?
The land hasn't been allocated for housing and there no prospect of it being allocated for housing in the next local plan which is being prepared now by DDC. The only realistic alternative to the proposed airfield is the land being farmed, as it is today. The argument that the airfield should be accepted because something worse might happen seems very weak to me.