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Old 5th Sep 2017, 15:08
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Housing

Although I enjoy flying from the airport it doesn't bring a whole lot to the area economy wise.

What is of critical value and many seem to ignore, is the fact that in order to allow any of our children or grandchildren to buy a house, we will need tens of millions of new homes. Sites like this are ideal for a development opportunity and should be welcomed as such, houses and people will bring more prosperity to the area than continuing to support a failed local airfield.
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Old 5th Sep 2017, 15:15
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Although I enjoy flying from the airport it doesn't bring a whole lot to the area economy wise
. It is at the moment with business flights and grouse shooters.
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Old 5th Sep 2017, 20:38
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Only got to look what happened to Sheffield Airport, which was owned by Peel to see what they have in mind for this airport, as they play the long game.
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Old 5th Sep 2017, 22:40
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If talk is to be believed (and I'm inclined to believe it given the last round of chatter from the same people yielded fruit in the form of Loganair) then statements such as the above will have no foundation by the end of the year
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Old 5th Sep 2017, 23:41
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Sites like this are ideal for a development opportunity and should be welcomed as such, houses and people will bring more prosperity to the area than continuing to support a failed local airfield.

If you look at an Ordnance Survey map of the area there are thousands of acres that are a hell of a lot closer to the town centres of Middlesbrough, Darlington, Stockton, Hartlepool etc. I really can't see where people have got this idea that DTVA, stuck as it is halfway between Darlington and Stockton, is prime land for house building. It's got a railway line next to it , true, but other than that, can't see what makes it any more attractive than any other Brownfield site where development wouldn't involve removing the region's airport.
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Old 6th Sep 2017, 08:12
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We need to build on them as well mate, trust me, I'm not singling out the airfield.

The inevitable industry, supermarkets, pubs and entertainment facilities that come with large estate type developments are far more beneficial than the dream of bucket and spade routes.

And trust me, I would love to see nothing more than a bustling airport, I spent many happy hours as a kid spotting, but some realities have to be faced.
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Old 6th Sep 2017, 13:47
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We need to build on them as well mate

All of them? Really, look at the Ordnance Survey map that includes DTVA. There's loads more white space on there than here is pinkish grey space. The population is increasing, sure but if it's increasing to such an extent that we need to build on even a quarter of that white space, then we need to look at cutting population growth, but that's getting into JetBlast territory...


As I mentioned previously, the 900,000 passengers a year who were flying from the airport a few years ago are still there. Sure , there have been changes in the local economy and transport links to NCL, LBA etc, but nowhere near enough to account for a ~90% drop in passenger numbers. I'm an outsider looking in (well, from 40 miles up the road anyway) but don't give up on the old place.
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Old 6th Sep 2017, 14:00
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Peel make a statement

Looks like Peel are telling the new regional Mayor that they have NO intention on selling the 800 acres of prime building land once known as Teesside Airport.

Peel say they have invested 40m. Looks like Pinocchio time
It will soon be " We've put enough money into the failing airport after kicking Thomsons out and its time to close it".

You can just see the press release "Well we've tried storing caravans and using a hangar for scrapping planes, skydiving, and even plans for a refuge tip, all to no avail. So its back to what we do best, house building on gifted land, a bit like Sheffield Airport.

No doubt those in the council who did the secret deal to gift the airport to Peel will have shredded all of the confidential documents.
Wonder why they won't answer FOI requests.
Time for an investigation into who were the secret handshakers who arranged the sale.
'Inaccurate': Airport bosses hit out at mayor for suggesting detailed talks to buy it back are under way - Gazette Live
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Old 6th Sep 2017, 14:05
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Why is it feasible to build houses /infastructure etc in Durham foresaking a few flights a day ? BUT not alright in Newcastle just up the road where MPs there want billions invested in Heathrow 400 miles away. And this on the basis that it might, just might bring riches in 20 years !

Would the NE not benefit from proportional direct investment now ?

It just seems an odd proposal for North East MPs to support.

Why not lobby for investment in your own area ?

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Old 6th Sep 2017, 15:56
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Originally Posted by jensdad View Post
As I mentioned previously, the 900,000 passengers a year who were flying from the airport a few years ago are still there.
So are the passengers that used to fly from Blackpool, Cambridge, Coventry, Galway, Gloucester, Manston, Oxford, Plymouth, Sheffield, (Shoreham, if it counts), Sligo, Swansea & Waterford. Dundee and Prestwick would be on this list too were it not for government intervention.

It has become harder to operate an airport (it's more expensive and airlines will pay less for it); and the effects of this are being seen all over the country. And we don't know how bad Brexit will be, but we do know that whatever else it's not going to help. I would say there's at least one vacancy on that list for an airport from the British Isles with a name beginning with D.

A controversial thread that I think sees more posts in the thread than commercial movements at the airport might not be the place to go and do this... but has anyone wondered if it would be better if they called the airport where it is, rather than a place you can't really get to from it that's at least as easy to get to from a bigger and better known airport? I feel their market is more realistically Middlesbrough and Teeside than Durham...
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Old 6th Sep 2017, 16:43
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Becoming..yet again an interesting thread..and a window on UK Airports per se...

Nice to see new contributors with fresh ideas,knowledge,threats! And hope...

Funny old airport Goosepool,Middleton St. George,Teesside Airport or DTV and that is probably the problem..identity,purpose,usage and outcome.
Plenty for Beafer to get his teeth(false?) into...

Good reading ,keep these posts coming...
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Old 6th Sep 2017, 17:11
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I feel their market is more realistically Middlesbrough and Teeside than Durham...
The problem with calling the airport Teeside is nobody can spell it - they never get Durham wrong....

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Old 6th Sep 2017, 17:18
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Not including myself obviously but I would imagine that more people would spell Durham incorrectly rather than Teeside, after all the airport has been known as Teeside since the days of BKS (Northeast) days.

The decline of Teeside has greatly benefited Newcastle and that's obviously the regions choice of airport it has nothing to do with anyone unable to spell it!
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Old 6th Sep 2017, 17:25
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Highwide...if not the teeth there is plenty of false material originating from Beafers gob
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Old 6th Sep 2017, 17:25
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ZOOOM! What was that? the sound of a joke crashing to earth at the side of the Tees...
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Old 6th Sep 2017, 17:38
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Well your 'so called joke' came across as more of a serious statement rather than a 'cheap joke' and it wasn't funny and didn't come across as a 'joke' hence my reply.

If you tell jokes like that I thoroughly recommend that you never take up a career as a stand up comedian as your need far better material than that!
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Old 6th Sep 2017, 17:42
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Just a small note...

It's Teesside not Teeside
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Old 6th Sep 2017, 17:44
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Originally Posted by canberra97 View Post
Well your 'so called joke' came across as more of a serious statement rather than a 'cheap joke' and it wasn't funny and didn't come across as a 'joke' hence my reply.

If you tell jokes like that I thoroughly recommend that you never take up a career as a stand up comedian as your need far better material than that!
Southerners, eh? What can you do
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Old 6th Sep 2017, 21:33
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Humour doesn't always come across very well when the medium is letters on a screen. I got the joke, Canberra, even if no one else did.


01475, at risk of going over old ground, I definitely agree that the name of the airport is a bit of a joke. Does anyone on Teesside actually call it anything other than Teesside Airport? For that matter, does anyone on Teesside (other than one or two pipsqueaks with a degree in Marketing) actually call Teesside 'The Tees Valley'??
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