2Donkeys wrote:Speaking to Wellesbourne today in order to get approval for the GREAT FLYER FORUM FLYIN on the 28th of September, they were quite adamant that FLYER Magazine had over-dramatised the threat in its coverage, and that flying in some form will continue from the airfield after September, despite the termination of the leases of various based firms. This was a message they were very keen to get circulated...
I was there yesterday and was discussing the current situation.
I hope that you are right, however, I’m not sure that the business tenants would agree on the over dramatisation point!
Difficult to see how a flying school or club could operate, though, with their aeroplanes in one location and the personnel and office equipment possibly miles away in another!
Hard to see, also, how a maintenance business could work on aircraft with no premises to work in or from.
As for private owners who park outside on the grass that, of course, might not be an issue, because they are not necessarily business tenants with premises. For them
it just means that with the cafe closed, they would need to bring a packed lunch and a flask, perhaps or eat and drink somewhere else. I’ve no idea what their position is.
I did learn yesterday, however, that the tower is, apparently, a separate entity so, if so, that might explain things but only up to a point.
My current understanding is that due to a request for an appeal hearing having recently been rejected the business tenants are now obliged to vacate by September 30th. Hope still seems to exist that this will not happen whilst confidential negotiations are taking place between the landowner and the council but it seems to me to be precisely that, a hope.
It is also my understanding that no buildings can be demolished without planning permission even if the tenants leave! The landowner has been prevented from doing that previously!
It’s that old “common sense” versus “legalities” issue again.
To me, as a mere lay observer, the whole saga seems ridiculous and has, thus far, resulted in an unnecessary waste of time and money in addition to the stress that has no doubt been inflicted upon some or maybe all of those involved together with a potential loss of livelihoods.
All that said, I hope that I’m wrong and will be advised, (and rightfully embarrassed) that I have misunderstood the situation.
End of latest rant.