23 January 2018
+VIDEO A plan for Fairoaks Airport that includes retaining the airfield is being unveiled by campaign group No Fairoaks New Town (NFNT) on January 27-28.
‘Fairoaks 2020’ is an alternative to the garden village put forward by developers. The garden village would see the airport disappear under 1500 new houses and facilities.
Douglas Mancini, chairman of NFNT, said: “Unlike the garden village people, we wanted to give the community an opportunity to feedback and tell us what they would like to see for the site.
“”We’re going to give the council something else to look at. We think the airport should be an amenity for the local community and the general aviation community worldwide, without penalising the local infrastructure.”
The event will be held at Chobham Village Hall in Station Road on January 27 and 28. There will be two sessions on Saturday January 27, one between 10.30am and 12.30pm and another between 2pm and 3.30pm. On Sunday January 28, the event will be open between 2.30pm and 4.30pm.