Decision affecting helicopter flights delayed

TRUSTEES behind Weston s Helicopter Museum have succeeded in getting a delay before a decision is made on a development which could affect its future.

TRUSTEES behind Weston's Helicopter Museum have succeeded in getting a delay before a decision is made on a development which could affect its future.

Persimmon Homes wants to build on Weston's former airfield, which is close to The Helicopter Museum's flight path.

It could mean that the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) stops choppers flying due to safety fears.

At planning meetings held at the Town hall last week, trustee spokesman John Raglan said: "We do not want to stop development on the airfield like you we want to encourage new employment but we have rights and we are running out of time for sensible negotiation."


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The development will be called Weston Park and will include a road crossing the airfield, linking the M5 motorway with a light industrial park off Winterstoke Road.

Members suggested that cross-airfield link would need to be a dual carriageway to carry heavy traffic.

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Cllr Ian Peddlesden raised concerns that if there was any adjustment to the flight paths more residents could be affected by noise.

Councillors at both west and south area planning committees voted to defer a decision so extra information could be looked at properly.

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