Panshanger airfield to be retained after council U-turn

PUBLISHED: 10:01 21 July 2016 | UPDATED: 10:12 21 July 2016

Panshanger Aerodrome site

Panshanger Aerodrome site


Welwyn Hatfield Council has made a late U-turn on plans to scrap Panshanger airfield as part of the Local Plan.

A council planning committee had previously accepted officers’ proposals to include plans for around 700 houses on the Welwyn Garden City site.

However, at last night’s council meeting, councillors decided to remove the initial plans and include a new proposal that does not involve building on the green belt, and leaves potential for the retention of the airfield.

A council spokeswoman confirmed the plans involve potentially moving the airfield slightly north and lowering the number of houses built.

More to follow.

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