Stratford-on-Avon District Council reaffirms its commitment to Wellesbourne Airfield

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Press Release

Published on 5 June 2017
Archived on 5 July 2017

Stratford-on-Avon District Council's Cabinet has today, Monday 5 June confirmed the District Council's commitment to safeguarding the future of Wellesbourne Airfield.

Following The Cabinet's decision in December last year to remove the permitted development rights to demolish buildings at Wellesbourne Airfield, this decision on an Article 4 Direction was put out for consultation in order to reaffirm the decision.

The consultation on the Direction closed at the end of January where a number of representations were received which The Cabinet has now considered.  Cabinet decided that there was a strong case to continue the Article 4 Direction.

Cllr Chris Saint, Leader of Stratford-on-Avon District Council says: "The Airfield is an important employment and recreation site within the District.  The Council's adopted Core Strategy is very much in support of this and the unanimous decision today by The Cabinet greatly endorses this.

"The District Council took this original course of action to safeguard the future of this important asset given the eviction notices that had been served on current tenants of the site and the application submitted to the Council's Building Control service to demolish a number of buildings on the site."


Background information:

The purpose of The Cabinet report was to consider representations received following a consultation on an Article 4 Direction made by the Council with immediate effect on 14 December 2016, which removed permitted development rights to demolish buildings at Wellesbourne Mountfield Airfield, and to consider whether the Direction should be confirmed.

The Direction was duly advertised in accordance with Schedule 3 of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 ("the Order"). The Council invited representations on the Direction until 31 January 2017. The Direction would have expired on 14 June 2017 unless confirmed by the Council.



Contact details

Stratford-on-Avon District Council
Elizabeth House, Church Street,
Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire,
CV37 6HX
Tel: 01789 267575

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