23 APRIL 2018


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Article from BTNews 23 APRIL 2018

Plymouth Airport next stage

Campaigners seeking to safeguard a future role for Plymouth Airport are hoping to move to the next stage in May with the publication of a crucial report on the Plymouth Joint Local Plan.

An Examination in Public hearing was held on 1 February and the planning inspector who read and heard evidence and submissions is now assessing whether the policies in the plan for the airport are sound.

The FlyPlymouth group said last week it was not clear when the inspector would report on the examination process “but we anticipate this to be at some time during the next month”.

A spokesman explained: “There is little we can make public in the meantime.  FlyPlymouth's work now is to be ready and have everything in place for when the report is published, work that is necessarily sensitive and commercially confidential.”

The joint local plan, he noted, was a substantial document covering South Hams, West Devon and Plymouth and policy areas from health to employment, housing and growth. The policies around the airport formed only a small part.

Further details are due to be published on Facebook and in the group’s newsletter when the report appears.


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Angela Stevens, Kent, UK.

People power definitely works. We (Save Manston Airport association) have fought for 4 years to reopen Manston Airport. Awaiting a DCO result now. Keep fighting for Plymouth Airport too. Good luck.