Wellesbourne Airfield plans to be unveiled to the public - The Leamington Observer

Wellesbourne Airfield plans to be unveiled to the public

Leamington Editorial 1st Sep, 2023   0

PLANS to secure the long-term future of Wellesbourne Airfield are being unveiled to the public.

The proposals to revitalise the airfield, including a new runway and enhanced aviation facilities, will go on display in the village to coincide with the launch of a public consultation on Wednesday (September 6).

Drawn up by strategic land promoter Gladman, and leading commercial property developer, Stoford, the plans include a new runway, new hangars, aircraft parking and maintenance facilities, along with a new control tower, a check-in area, waiting lounge and cafe.

The proposals also include new flexible industrial floorspace.

Gladman and Stoford hope significant investment into the airfield will attract new business, training and recreational flyers to the site, appealing to a future new commercial operator.

The airfield enhancements would be funded via the redevelopment of the underused part of the existing site into a new employment park of approximately 210,000 square metres.

The plans will be available to view at Wellesbourne Methodist Church in Bridge Street on Wednesday (September 6) between 5.30pm and 7.30pm and Thursday (September 7) from 2.30pm until 7.30pm.

People can also learn more and provide feedback via a dedicated consultation website www.wellesbourneairfieldconsultation.co.uk

The website will be live from Wednesday September 6.

Gladman spokesperson Chris Still said: “We’re delighted to be unveiling our plans for the airfield site and look forward to engaging with stakeholders and the local community as we progress with the proposals.

“Our proposals will ensure the airfield can be substantially improved and thrive long into the future.”

Stoford Director Andy Hartwright added: “There is a clear opportunity for the site to become a strategic employment hub in the district that supports the council’s economic growth and diversification strategy.

“Stratford-on-Avon and the wider south Warwickshire region has a thriving economy which attracts regional, national and international companies, and the site is strategically located to take advantage of the region’s well-developed infrastructure and proximity to the motorway network.”

Any questions about the proposals or the public consultation can be put to the community affairs team on 08000 356 480 or by emailing [email protected]


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