Application for a Certificate of Lawfulness for Dunsfold Aerodrome refused by Waverley Borough Council
for a Certificate of Lawfulness.
no limitations or conditions.
aerodrome for aviation activities, including for the start up, taxiing, engine
testing, ground running, take off and landing of aircraft, without condition,
restriction or limitation as to:
Number of aircraft
Number of take offs and landings
Type of aircraft (whether fixed wing or rotary civil or military, commercial
or private, training or non-training, and whatever the origin or destination of
Size of aircraft
Weight of aircraft
Number of crew and passengers
Type and amount of freight
Period of use (hours, days, nights, weeks, weekends etc)
Surface traffic generation
Number of employees employed on or off the application land or persons generally
on or off the application land
Noise, air quality other emissions and environmental effects
a barrister, into plain English – below:
statements which could give grounds for appeal.
no longer exists: parts of the original are now a multi-use business park. There
is no continuing right to use the application land separately from the original
whole for flying activities
at 1st July 1948
of 13 April 1951. (For “erection repair and flight testing of aircraft”)
depot to manufacturing.
the duration of Hawkers/BAE’s occupation.(ie until about 2002.) The flying activities
during this period were part of the use authorised by that consent.
with no connections to aviation.
as distinct from the whole for general aviation activities unrelated to design
development flight testing assembly production and maintenance of aircraft.
consents for example for light and general industrial purposes and storage.
application would breach these conditions.
subsisting use claimed.
case officer (44 pages) which expands on the above. It is available on WA/2010/0520
Thursday, 07 July 2011
Campaigners step up Dunsfold Park fight due to threat of unrestricted flights
to stop Dunsfold Airport. Dunsfold Park currently has a cap of 5,000 annual ATMs
but it has submitted an application for a lawful development certificate (LDC)
for unrestricted aviation. Owners hope to reactivate the underlying aviation consent
to make it commercially viable. FoE have produced a good briefing on what needs
to be done. Dunsfold have got top planning lawyers, who won at Farnborough, to
make their case.
with unrestricted private flights has sparked a rising number of local objections.
Parish councils representing the villages most directly affected are considering
seeking specialist legal advice due to the implications. The airfield claims a
permanent planning consent, granted in 1951 for unrestricted flying, still stands
and means the current cap of 5,000 annual flight movements carries no weight.
Jet airliners could land at Dunsfold Park
has just been issued by prospective Guildford Lib Dem MP Sue Doughty. She believes upgrades
to bring in Boeing 737s and 757s for repair were already well on the way. Dunsfold
Park Ltd chief executive Jim McAllister said the company’s immediate focus would
be to progress the site’s underlying permanent aviation and business consent following
its failed bid to build 2,600 ‘green’ homes.
purpose of levying charges, but it does not have a CAA licence for carrying passengers.