Coventry Airport’s future will be decided on 11 January 2022 at a special meeting being held by the planning committee of Warwick District Council.
The meeting was announced on Christmas Eve, just as businesses and individuals had started their Christmas breaks.
Outline planning permission is sought for the development of a large scale battery manufacturing facility, known as a ‘gigafactory’, including landscaping, car parking, access and associated works, according to the documents attached to the hearing.
The case officer for the plan is ‘recommending’ that Warwick District Council GRANT planning permission. The area that would be built on is mostly in WDC’s area.
The sudden announcement – on Christmas Eve – has incensed some of the people objecting to the Airport’s closure.
One told FLYER, “We need the aviation community to look at the Planning Officers recommendation for approval and if they see Legal or Planning fault to object in writing via the Warwick District Council portal as soon as possible.
“Hitting us with this on Christmas Eve does not surprise us considering our dealings with the applicants to date.”
Members of the public can register for the planning meeting to attend remotely.
The meeting details and documents are here.
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