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Old 11th Oct 2011, 20:28
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BAE Woodford sold

Just heard that JCB have bought the BAE Woodford site and its being reinstated as a operational airfield. Its being turned into a bizjet park and also a aircraft scrapping and reclamation centre.

Better than housing and supermarkets
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Old 11th Oct 2011, 20:59
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They must have got a V Good price and lots of investment grants, can't understand why they would want something in London with staff costs probably double the rest of the UK.

OTOH employing ex BAE staff who put the stuff together makes some sense.
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Old 11th Oct 2011, 21:07
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Isn't it up by Manchester? Have I missed something?
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Old 11th Oct 2011, 21:16
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Uttoxeter and Macclesfield are only about 35 miles distant. Seems a perfect purchase as a company airfield , nice and close to their distribution warehouses.
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Old 11th Oct 2011, 21:35
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Woodford is in NW England
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Oooooooooooooooooop

Thinking of Woodford in East London as was watching stuff about Olympics at the time
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Hey, would be great if this is true but can't find anything on the web, what was the source of the information please?
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Old 11th Oct 2011, 22:46
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Its being turned into a bizjet park and also a aircraft scrapping and reclamation centre.
Hey if they intend to scrap aircraft, they could turn it into an aircraft tug driver training centre....
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Old 11th Oct 2011, 23:05
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If it being kept as an operational airfield then thats great. great news.
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Old 11th Oct 2011, 23:08
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Hey if they intend to scrap aircraft, they could turn it into an aircraft tug driver training centre....

And for Movements staff to practice driving into aircraft properly.
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Old 12th Oct 2011, 05:46
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Hey, would be great if this is true but can't find anything on the web, what was the source of the information please?
I believe a official announcement will be made very soon, It wont go down well with local residents
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Old 12th Oct 2011, 06:18
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The Movers are quite picky now. They like the 'gear to be down before they play.
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It wont go down well with local residents
If it annoys the premiership footballers in Prestbury and Alderley Edge........ Good
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Old 12th Oct 2011, 10:42
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Woodford Film Studios

To add to the mixing pot; either way looks' like people will actually be working for a living at Woodford in the future !!!!!!

12 Oct 2011, 10:51

The 500-acre Woodford Aerodrome site near Stockport is to be turned into a film studio.
Regional screen agency Vision+Media has confirmed the move but it is not yet clear how it will fit in with an ongoing public consultation over future uses of the site.
Earlier this year Stockport Council, Cheshire East Council and landowner BAE Systems held a series of public exhibitions and design workshops to find out local people's views and aspirations for the site.
Private as well as social housing, a medical centre and sports facilities were among the most popular options.
On Wednesday Stockport Council said it was still preparing a 'Supplementary Planning Document' which will be formally adopted in spring 2012 and guide the future redevelopment of the site.
Meanwhile, it appears that BAE, which is closing the site, has been holding talks with Vision+Media and a businessman called John Harvey about using it for film production.
Harvey incorporated Woodford Film Studios Ltd on September 26 and Vision+Media publicised the new location in its newsletter on Tuesday.
It said: "The site offers huge production build facilities, office accommodation, vast expanse of hard standing and green space for technical parking plus many individual annex buildings for storage, construction and prop houses. Full phase power & water facilities are present throughout the site."
Vision+Media's Kaye Elliot told media news website How-Do the move could revolutionise the film industry in the region which was lacking a production space for feature films.
Elliot and BAE's spokesperson were unavailable for comment

Ref:- > News > Woodford site to be used as film studio - Place North West
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Old 12th Oct 2011, 11:29
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> News > Woodford site to be used as film studio - Place North West
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I'm a local resident and it would be fine by me to keep the site as an airfield, the implications for increased road traffic if it goes residential don't bear thinking about ... we can't even get the A555 airport link finished ...
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Old 12th Oct 2011, 15:58
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also a aircraft scrapping and reclamation centre
They have had plenty of practice lately, so why not!
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Old 12th Oct 2011, 16:11
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Ask JCB if they would be so good as to bring back the flying schools and the airshow , that would be nice, not sure the local flying schools will be getting free circuits anymore though
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Can we look forward to W O O D F O R D on the slopes of Alderley Edge then ?.......
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