CHILTERN PARK IS UNDER THREAT YET AGAIN!
A Christmas present from our local district council dropped on the mat two
days prior to the holidays by way of yet another planning enforcement
investigation into CP.
This is the third such investigation in four years and if I was the
pessimistic type, I may consider this to be harassment.
CP benefits from a certificate of lawful use for 'recreational flying' but
an airfield without business use is an airfield that will not survive, the
council know this and have now decided to try for 'intensification of use
resulting in a material change' and that planning is required for our
'commercial use' i.e. pilot training and trial flights,Balloons, gyro's,
rotory & Parachutes, this is despite the fact that they have accepted a
'business use' here since 1990.
To get the new certificate and more importantly,to stave off enforcement
action, I will have to prove there has been no material change and that not
only microlights have used the aerodrome in the past 10 years but all types
of aircraft including gyro's, rotory, GA, Balloons, Gliders & Tugs, etc,etc,
so if anyone can produce evidence and a statement of landing at CP, photo's
etc, log book entries and especially training or commercial flights or
pilots who trained at CP or instructors who worked here it would be
I have to register with the council any interested persons or bodies who has
an interest or connection with CP, the council is then obliged by law to
send copies of all relevent correspondence to all who are registered, In the
interest of fair play, It is important to register as many as possible, so
if you wish to register just email me your name,address,date and state:
''Dear Mrs Spencer, I would like to register my interest in Chiltern Park
Aerodrome, please forward by post to my address all correspondence regarding
the latest planning enforcement issues at Chiltern Park Aerodrome''.
If you can sign, scan and email, it would be better.
You may contact us via either email 'chiltern.aero', use 'dennis@', or if you want to telephone it is oh-seven-seven 39 802010
If you wish to visit CP by air I can send a landing plate via email.
Please PPR by phone as we are within RAF Benson MATZ.
Thanks in anticipation,
Dennis & Julie Pearson
Friday 24 May 2013 09:17 UTC
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We received this at Popham (words like 'our' or 'my' or similar in the text means "chiltern park's" not "Popham's" - I'm just passing the message from Chiltern Park):
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