Fresh hope for Plymouth Airport

Campaigners fighting to save Plymouth Airport say they are optimistic about the future after a planning inspector reported she was “not minded to modify” Plymouth City Council’s policies in the Joint Local Plan safeguarding the airport for aviation use.

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The FlyPlymouth group says the inspector’s final report could be out in March, making the strategy to acquire the airport at a fair market value once the Joint Local Plan process has completed “both realistic and achievable”.

“The task now is to engage with all the stakeholders to work towards a commercial transaction,” the group reported. “How long that will take is uncertain but … subject to the Plan being completed, we could achieve a transaction during the coming year.”

FlyPlymouth over the past seven years has held monthly public meetings followed by a series of quarterly meetings as the debate moved from campaigning to consultation and on to the development of new policies by the city council.

By courtesy of BTNews

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