NPPF amendments

You will be aware that we have been successful in getting a General Aviation paragraph in the all-important draft National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). The consultation closes on 10th May, and we want to ensure that the entire GA sector is backing our call to strengthen planning guidance for airfields in this country. Therefore please could I encourage you to ask as many people as possible to go to our website and add their name to the campaign!

At the time of writing over 2,800 people have responded via our website form, meaning that the Minister of Housing, Communities & Local Government will be receiving an unprecedented General Aviation response.  However, there is more you can do. Since all your Working Group members represent different aviation organisations, please could you ask them to write from their respective organisations (i.e. not just via our website form), backing the amendments the APPG has proposed. As a former Planning Minister, I absolutely know that these responses will be seen with the additional weight of coming from individual GA organisations and not being part of a form driven response. This is therefore extremely important.

Ian Sheppard

Ian Sheppard acts as Communications Adviser to GAAC including maintaining the website and issuing GAAC Alerts, and associated Social Media. Ian is based at Redhill Aerodrome. A graduate in Aeronautical Engineering, he has been an aviation journalist and editor for many publications, including editing AOPA UK's magazine, and editing international show dailies for AIN. He has legal qualifications and maintains a strong interest in law and regulation. Ian has a CPL with a FI Rating.
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