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Re: South Moor Farm Airstrip - Not Again!!

PostPosted:Tue Feb 23, 2021 4:36 pm
by Rob P
Jet noise, the sound of freedom.

Skylarks, the sound of grass strips.

Rob P

Re: South Moor Farm Airstrip - Not Again!!

PostPosted:Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:28 pm
by seanxair
oldbiggincfi wrote:Everyone should go to a Council Planning Meeting once in their lifetime .

There are some unbelievably stupid people on the committee .


Been there, done that. Horrified at some of the thought processes and the utter carp then spoken. My faith in the fairness of a planning system was wiped out forever.

Re: South Moor Farm Airstrip - Not Again!!

PostPosted:Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:39 pm
by PeteSpencer
oldbiggincfi wrote:
PeteSpencer wrote:I logged in today and read through the submissions.

I really do wish you well but their minds are already made up.



Everyone should go to a Council Planning Meeting once in their lifetime .

There are some unbelievably stupid people on the committee .


Been there, done that:
Took four planning committee meetings 5 years ago (including re-design of one end of the proposed newbuild house) and a site visit of a busload of stuffed shirts before they would pass planning approval for our retirement pad........

Re: South Moor Farm Airstrip - Not Again!!

PostPosted:Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:56 pm
by rikur_
Those closer to it might have a different view.... but worth being aware of the three tiers of the process:

1) Planning officers - like many roles, variable quality, some do a good job, others don't. Planning officers either prepare a recommendation for planning committee, or are sometimes delegated to make decisions.

2) Planning committee - elected Councillors - even more variable quality, often don't understand planning policies and regulations, and are more keen to be seen to have made the right decision from an electoral perspective. (It's clear that some don't even read the officer reports)

3) Planning inspectorate - where you appeal to if you disagree with the decision of planning committee. IMHO they tend to understand the rules and play a fairly straight bat.

Re: South Moor Farm Airstrip - Not Again!!

PostPosted:Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:56 pm
by TheFarmer
I’ve never net the OP, and I’m sure he’s a great chap and very charming.

However, if there was ever a text book method of ensuring that your new airfield plan never happens, then this saga is the one to replicate.

Re: South Moor Farm Airstrip - Not Again!!

PostPosted:Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:21 pm
by PeteSpencer
TheFarmer wrote:I’ve never net the OP, and I’m sure he’s a great chap and very charming.

However, if there was ever a text book method of ensuring that your new airfield plan never happens, then this saga is the one to replicate.


@TheFarmer
Bit of an echo in here..... :roll:

Re: South Moor Farm Airstrip - Not Again!!

PostPosted:Wed Feb 24, 2021 6:56 am
by G-JWTP
Bit of a thread drift here, excludes The Farmer because he should know most of this, but if you own a small/modest piece of land this is worth a read.

https://www.fieldtofarm.com/

G-JWTP

Re: South Moor Farm Airstrip - Not Again!!

PostPosted:Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:11 am
by oakworth
Appreciate the writer was trying to be helpful but:

‘In my experience aircraft are not a threat to birds, quite the opposite as birds are a threat to aircraft’. I’m now picturing raptors with underwing weaponry.

Re: South Moor Farm Airstrip - Not Again!!

PostPosted:Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:57 am
by kanga
One summer there was a buzzard regularly perching on the Building Supplies merchant building next door to the JAM car park. From time to time it would make a foray to hover over, and occasionally swoop on, the airside grass between the JAM apron and Heli North West, but seemed to stay North of 09/27. It seemed unfazed by the runway, heli, and taxiway R activity; although when I noticed it set off I used to call Ops to tell them. I suppose it may have deterred other bird activity :)