KRAG have been granted Rule 6 status by the Planning Inspectorate at the Public Inquiry in to the proposed development of Redhill Aerodrome.
This will allow them to fully participate at the Inquiry, giving evidence, using expert witnesses and have the opportunity to secure legal representation to oppose the unwanted plan. The appeal will be considered at a Public Inquiry, at a date yet to be decided, but likely to be very early in 2014.
KRAG Secretary Paul Murray said:
“This is at least the 4th time that RAV have made a planning application to build a concrete runway at Redhill Aerodrome. Both of the local Planning Authorities comprehensively rejected this application earlier this year. The (RAV) plans were considered so ill conceived they did not gain the support of even 1 Councillor on either Council.
We will ensure that we present well researched and credible evidence to prove to the Planning Inspector that the proposed development is speculative, ill conceived, unviable and opposed by the vast majority of the local community.
The overwhelming rejection of the Redhill Aerodrome proposal by the local community is demonstrated by the Nutfield Parish Council petition against the development, in which 98% of all households in the Parish of Nutfield agreed that the planning application should be refused.
Ending Murray said:
“We actively encourage local MP’s, (Sam Gymiah & Crispin Blunt), to continue their good work in opposing this application. We also ask that the District Councillors at both of the affected Councils fully support their respective Planning Committees and local constituents to publicly oppose this appeal, to ensure it is defeated as comprehensively as their predecessors have done over the last 20 years.”
KRAG are working closely with other local groups including Nutfield Parish Council, Salfords ∓ Sidlow Parish Council and Nutfield Conservation Society to oppose this application. We are presenting a united front, strengthening local opposition against this unwanted and unviable appeal.