The Government Response to ‘Keeping Airfields as Greenfield Sites’. 

From one of Defence of the Realm’s affiliates

Aviation Trails

I recently signed a petition for a review into the classification of former airfields as Greenfiled sites, when it came to light that they had been classified as ‘Brownfield’. Whilst understanding and appreciating the need for land for housing and industrial development, my concern is that too many former historic sites are being developed without concern or reference to their historic value. There are a number of these sites currently affected by planning applications and if approval is given, then they and their history could be lost forever.

Whilst not wanting to oppose development in its entirety, I would like some preservation aspect built into development plans so that the sacrifice made by those who served and the value of the contribution made by these sites, is not lost forever.

The petition can be accessed by clicking this link. The current number of signatures stands at around 17,500.


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