Contact Tewkesbury Borough Council
Object to the planning applications
It is not to late to write to Tewkesbury Borough Council and object to the planning applications. Different people will have their own reasons for objecting, but we know that objections have been raised on the grounds of :
- The significant increase in jet aircraft traffic required to fund the changes would represent a major change of use of the airport. The airport plan to replace the light aircraft that have traditionally used the airport with larger private jets and scheduled aircraft.
- The Airport says that these measures are necessary for safety reasons, to comply with Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) requirements. However, in a statement to Gloucester City Council, the CAA said that they are satisfied that the Airport’s facilities are adequate for it’s current operations. In other words the expansion is not necessary on safety grounds, and the Airport could continue to operate as it is without the proposed developments.
- The airport has only financial reasons for wanting to build on green belt land. The safety improvements are designed to allow larger aircraft to use the airport.
- The increase in jet aircraft traffic, which the airport uses to try to justify the applications, will be to the detriment of the environment, increasing both noise and pollution.
The planning application decision that was deferred at the April Planning Committee meeting will be considered at their next meeting on Thursday 28th May 2009 at 09:00.
Once again the planning officer handling the applications has recommended that the Committee refuse permission for this application.
The appendix containing the officers reports and recommendations for this application is currently at this address :
Emails can be sent to the members of the planning commitee, who will be deciding whether the applications should be permitted or not by clicking here.
The planning officer handling the applications made by the Airport is Mr J.Hinett. Letters concerning the plans can be sent to him at :
Tewkesbury Borough Council,
The reference for the deferred planning application is 06/01670/FUL.
The four planning applications submitted by the Airport in 2006 were initially considered by the Tewkesbury Borough Council (TBC) Planning Committee on the 30th April 2009.
The planning officer handling the applications had recommended that the Committee permit three of the applications and refuse the fourth.
The decisions of the planning committee at that meeting ware :
06/01668/FUL - RESA - Permitted
06/01669/FUL - Access Road - Permitted
06/01670/FUL - Bank View Farm - Deferred
06/01671/FUL - Blenheim House (Cattery) - Permitted
The appendix containing the officers reports and recommendations for item 5c of the April meeting is currently at this address :