Dreams do come true.. It's a long document, but here's what we've waited six decades for..
"The Application Land forms part of a general aviation facility known as Blackbushe Airport. The applicant contends that the Application Land lies within the curtilage of the Terminal Building of the airport and should be de-registered".
The opposition may appeal, but that is news dreamed about for so long...... Yippeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
You chaps are very kind, but the event that will make June 12th another historic date in Blackbushe Airports varied career is all credit to the team who are now at the Blackbushe helm. It is they who we must thank for today's news, it has been my pleasure to have worked with them and make a contribution perhaps.. but, I won't deny that Blackbushe has had a hold on my heart for decades!! The driving force that comes from such long held passion tends to help when the need arises...
The future will unfurl its plans in due course, for now there's time to quietly contemplate what those plans may look like..
Good Morning Peter,many congratulations to you,all of the other people who have helped including my very good friend Rob Belcher and of course the current management team @ Blackbushe,this is fantastic news and has certainly helped brighten another damp morning.
Myself & Rob are going to Aero Expo @ Booker on Saturday and we will certainly make a point of visiting the Blackbushe stand to congratulate them.
Congratulations Peter and all who have assisted and thanks for all your efforts and long hours fighting for it. Long may Blackbushe Airport continue and be a great success. Eric ps Congratulations on the grandchild.
WWEELL DONE GRANDAD, GREAT NEWS AFTER ALLTHE HARD WORK YOU AND THE TEAM HAVE DONE, I CAN NOT IMAGINE HOW YOU FEEL.WE ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF MOVEING AT MONENT AND DO HAVE MUCH TIME TO LOOK AT THE NEWS. ANYWAY ONCE MORE WELL DONE
As I'd written in support of the application, I'd received by post the 17 page report by the Inspector. I've finally got around to reading it and I'm quite astonished that to a large extent the opposition to the de-registration from the Open Spaces Society was on the obscure legal grounds that the whole of the airport land couldn't possibly be deemed to be linked to the Terminal Building (the curtilage).
Local residents clearly aren't concerned any more, so a good result.
Spammers seem to be attracted to this part of the Forum.. They soon get the boot!
So far as the future is concerned the good news regarding the Planning Inspectorate's decision to approve the de-registration of the Airport's Common Land has been tempered by Hampshire County Council's inexplicable move in requesting a Judicial review to overturn the PI's conclusion.
Ever more extraordinary in that the County are facing expense cuts of £80,000,000 over the next two years, cuts that will require the shedding of 200 HCC staff, suffering for those under County care, and even turning off street lights to show how necessary these cuts are.. The County have blighted Blackbushe once again and in so doing thrown away the hopes of many new jobs at the revised Airport no to mention the increased revenue the Airport would pump into their economy...
The recent Blackbushe Airport Consultative Committee drew a bland answer on the subject from the County Councillor who made the effort to turn up, the other County Councillor on the Committee failed to show.
I, and others, have written to Hampshire County Council requesting an explanation for their senseless behaviour. Funnily enough, the only reply has been a brief note to say that the relevant staff are on holiday. My patience, and that of many others, is running thin.. Blackbushe has been dogged for decades by bureaucratic intervention, the time to blast the true story into the open must come soon?
The fact that Hampshire will not answer our very pertinent questions is indicative of what maybe influences from elsewhere?
It is highly regretted that after six decades of hope we are still faced with timeless hold ups where basically everybody loses...