Nearly 5,000 sign petition to reinstate airfield at Panshanger

PUBLISHED: 17:22 06 February 2018

The latest Project Phoenix event in Hatfield's Galleria. Picture: Project Phoenix.

The latest Project Phoenix event in Hatfield's Galleria. Picture: Project Phoenix.

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A resident-led campaign to reinstate an airfield in Panshanger gathered momentum over the weekend with its latest event in Hatfield.

The WGC airfield has been closed since 2014 and has been included in Welwyn Hatfield Council’s Local Plan.

However, amid fears that the council is not committed to providing a sustainable community airfield, Project Phoenix was launched, with the latest awareness event taking place in The Galleria.

Sue Hart, part of the core team behind the project, said: “Campaigners from Project Phoenix are continuing to raise awareness with their online petition and as a result of the event at The Galleria last weekend the number is close to 5,000.

“Special thanks to The Galleria and all the volunteers for giving Project Phoenix the opportunity to raise awareness within the local community.”

She added: “If you would like to sign the petition, please go to https://www.change.org/p/chief-planning-officer and state the reason for why you are signing.”

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