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#1850982
Same with Bourne Park, over the 19 years I was flying there, we didn't fly circuits, we approached and departed across farmland rather than towns. It was just the neighbourly thing to do.

In fact, by a strange coincidence, I once met a lady at a family wedding (in Wales!) who lived in the nearest village, Hurstbourne Tarrant. I said, "Oh! I keep my aeroplane there." She looked puzzled. Where? I said Bourne Park, up the top of the hill. She said she knew Bourne Park, but never realised there was an airfield there.
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By gregorp
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I understand that planners do not take any notice of petitions. I was told that when we objected to a nearby development. And they also don't take "standard " (copied) letters into account.
Politicians, however, appear to be much influenced by them.
By Cessna571
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I’ve been reading the clocks away forum, which is “interesting”.

So, it actually centres around planning permission being turned down for 2 bungalows in the field next door.

“Double standards” one of the main nimby agitators calls it.

“”if I can’t build, why should they have an a airstrip” is the tone.

to put that the other way round

“I don’t mind destroying the habitat if it’s because I’m building bungalows” !

Doesn’t understand an airfield doesn’t destroy the habitat.

Anyway, 1400 signatures they say they have, and they are going further afield for there next high street petition days.

Clearly a “local issue”.

The new placards are being printed apparently.

They are still saying 30+ aircraft.
(That’s more flying aircraft than Duxford!)

7500 movements !
(I think they are beginning to believe that)

It’s all about disinformation isn’t it.

there’s not going to be any 747’s are there? They are just to reel people in.

If they had any sense, it’s the F4’s they’d go for, objecting to those being based there will stop it dead in the water.

30+ GA may be a joke, but 2 x F4 Phantoms is no joke.
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By eltonioni
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gregorp wrote:I understand that planners do not take any notice of petitions. I was told that when we objected to a nearby development. And they also don't take "standard " (copied) letters into account.
Politicians, however, appear to be much influenced by them.

But just like planners, politicians are obliged to comply with planning law and precedents. Letting their emotions and political egos get the better of them has been the subject of many successful planning appeals.

Petitions, even massive ones, fall into the category of 'generally interesting but generally irrelevant. The bigger they are, the more irrelevant signatures they will have and perversely (for objectors) the less weight they carry. I'm not aware that planning inspectors take a blind bit of notice of silly petitions which is why planners tend not to either. Template objections fall into the same category.

One or two neighbours with a genuine complaint that a planning consent will have a seriously deleterious effect on their life have much more impact, even if it isn't directly contravening planning law.
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By trevs99uk
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Looking through some of the objection comments is saw this one. Commenter Type: Neighbour
Stance: Customer objects to the Planning Application
Comment Reasons:
Comment:Hand written Signatures for a petition objecting to the proposals have been collected.
These total 943 to date.
Copies of the petition will be forwarded separately via email.
In addition Dover and Deal Green Party started a petition on Change.org, and have collected 993
signatures to date electronically. These can be found on the website Change.org
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