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Old 14th May 2019, 19:08
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Cambridge Airport (EGSC) possibly relocating

www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/cambridge-news/cambridge-airport-close-relocate-marshalls-16273168

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They're considering relocating to Duxford, Cranfield or Wyton, and selling the current airport to property developers.
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Old 14th May 2019, 19:12
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Perhaps they should have a word with HM Govt and take over RAF Mildenhall when the cousins move out ?
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Old 14th May 2019, 19:34
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https://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/new...halls-16273168

More information about the sites being considered:
https://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/new...d-raf-16274267
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Old 14th May 2019, 19:49
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What they really mean is flogging the land, banking the profits and telling people to sod off elsewhere. Call it as it is.
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Old 14th May 2019, 21:00
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Must have employed Tony Bliars spin doctors ....

“This is a momentous day for Marshall when two opportunities coincide to create a launchpad for ambitious long-term plans for the future of Marshall and also for Cambridge”

= we will make a fortune and Cambridge airport won’t be in Cambridge anymore.
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Old 14th May 2019, 21:53
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‘’Duxford’’ someone must be on something really strong to even suggest that the IWM would ever consider this. The Duxford R/W now has a problem with even a Pax loaded Dak let alone most Airframes maintained by Marshall's and secondly the Airfield is much too small for any further development, If ever our friends in the USAF decide to give up Mildenhall that would be the preferred base but the way the World seems to be heading I think it will be too far in the future to even contemplate maybe RAF Alconbury would be a very good option but RAF Wyton would also be a good choice as it is a large Airfield.??. But I do wish them luck as making a major commercial decision is a momentous step in this uncertain political climate but I do applaud them for their resolve in trying to take the company ahead in such uncertain times. Good for them in forward planning.
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Old 15th May 2019, 07:08
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...maybe RAF Alconbury would be a very good option but RAF Wyton would also be a good choice as it is a large Airfield.??.
RAF Alconbury is unlikely to be contemplated as a good option. At least half the runway has disappeared and they're in the process of building a new town on the site.

RAF Wyton may also be an problem due to infrastructure; a 2017 proposal to redevelop the site for housing was dropped due to the infrastructure. There's only really one way to and from the A1 and A14 (unless you want to go through the middle of St Ives) that runs round the edge of Huntington and that's not dual carriageway.
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Old 15th May 2019, 09:46
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the land will be worth an absolute fortune. Cambridge property values are not far behind London. And Marshall's are in a nice spot. Businesses continue to pile in to Cambridge.
Not complaining, I own a house there.
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Old 15th May 2019, 12:27
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Wethersfield would do it.
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Old 16th May 2019, 06:06
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Durham Tees Valley is perfect and as I said elsewhere the mayor has a large pot of cash which might help with re-location. The CAA moved their fire school and calibration unit years ago from Stansted Airport and in a form under private ownership they are still at DTVA today.
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Old 16th May 2019, 07:45
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The idea was first tried in 2003 with Duxford, Wyton and Mildenhall listed as options. Duxford and Mildenhall would involve building on green fields with aircraft having to cross roads with taxiways controlled by traffic lights to get on and off the airfield. In 2005 Duxford was rejected completely and Mildenhall soon after. However, Marshall want to be moved by 2030, which will be five years shy of the C130s retirement date. Back in 2004, the company talked of becoming "design based" and able to move to an office block anywhere. As for the houses to be built at Cambridge, Marshall now has a property development division, so they would reap the profit from that as well........
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Let's reopen manston long runway plenty of room
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Old 16th May 2019, 19:48
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Originally Posted by lotus1 View Post
Let's reopen manston long runway plenty of room
And very handy for Cambridge ...
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