Anyone wishing to comment on the planning application to build 1,000 houses on Fairoaks Airport in Surrey should do so immediately, says the No Fairoaks New Town campaign – the comment period closes on 21 November.
“Please don’t just assume the application’s a done deal,” say the campaign organisers. “It’s far from that.”
They point out that MPs Michael Gove (Chobham), and Jonathan Lord (Woking), together with Surrey Councillor Mike Goodman, have all clearly said they’re against the bid. And the All Party Parliamentary Group for General Aviation is actively fighting against it.
“We’ve demonstrated that, with engaged owners and proper investment, Fairoaks should be a flourishing airfield and local community centre, and a key part of Woking’s drive to make itself a major transport hub,” continue the campaigners.
The No Fairoaks New Town campaign is posting suggestions for arguments on its Facebook page. They include the “utter inadequacy of the road infrastructure and protection of the Green Belt – what stops our area becoming just part of London sprawl?”