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Marshalls of Cambridge rules out move to Duxford

Old 25th Jan 2020, 11:50
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Aerobelly.VulcanXH 558 was refurbished at Bruntingthorpe and made it's first post-restoration flight from there. If I remember rightly some Marshall staff travelled to and fro. It was never on the ground at Cambridge.
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Old 25th Jan 2020, 12:20
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JEM60,

Perhaps aerobelly was referring to XH558's departure from Marshalls' 100th Anniversary airshow, and not an actual take-off from the runway at Cambridge ?
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Old 25th Jan 2020, 12:46
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How about Woodford, large skilled workforce nearby ? Oh, wait..... :-)
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Old 25th Jan 2020, 16:08
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New housing application still with the District Cooncil', and is well off airfield towards Houghton. For what its worth, local rumour hath it that MOD are having a re-think on the "closure" of the R/W.

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Old 25th Jan 2020, 16:50
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Originally Posted by Asturias56 View Post
Move the lot to the Northern Powerhouse - and get a £1Bn grant to do it..................
Teesside it is then, we already have £0.5Bn in the pot.
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Old 26th Jan 2020, 09:26
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Why not Alconbury, it's convenient for travelling.
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Old 26th Jan 2020, 09:33
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Why not Alconbury, it's convenient for travelling.
Oh I wish .....sadly U&C / Savils who own it already have created a mini village, industrial estate ....on the former Airfield side called Alconbury Weald.

half the runway has construction stuff buildings etc. , the other half is still intact

There was a plan to turn it into a cargo hub for the likes of Fedex and DHl after the Airfield side handed back to MoD and sold off back in the 95/96. And of cerise then Br we’re gonna finance the development of freight terminal to support this.p but then they pulled out, which did not help the situ. Coupled with some locals opposition it went no go.

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Old 27th Jan 2020, 02:45
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Since the M11 was built Duxford doesn't have the runway length, rather than expanding their business they would be restricting their business.

Apparently Wethersfield airfield might be for sale and available
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Old 27th Jan 2020, 08:18
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Apparently Wethersfield airfield might be for sale and available
yes, to property developers for housing! Next....
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Old 27th Jan 2020, 09:49
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I think it's in the terms that, at Duxford the Marshalls facilities would be designated "no over-flight" zones for airshows, which would cripple display flying at Duxford.

Thanks, that makes sense now.
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Old 27th Jan 2020, 11:46
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surprised they havent looked at a corner of Thurleigh, huge space still available if you can shift all the old motors
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Old 27th Jan 2020, 12:03
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surprised they havent looked at a corner of Thurleigh, huge space still available if you can shift all the old motors
While I'd love to see the air around where I live full of aircraft again (our neighbour has some cracking stories of when RAE Bedford was open), the area is now home to some high profile equestrian centres. I suspect that these would put up a strong and successful fight against re-opening Thurleigh beyond its current very limited use - the noise abatement procedures are already highly restrictive.
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Old 27th Jan 2020, 14:17
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Originally Posted by chopper2004 View Post
Oh I wish .....sadly U&C / Savils who own it already have created a mini village, industrial estate ....on the former Airfield side called Alconbury Weald.

half the runway has construction stuff buildings etc. , the other half is still intact

There was a plan to turn it into a cargo hub for the likes of Fedex and DHl after the Airfield side handed back to MoD and sold off back in the 95/96. And of cerise then Br we’re gonna finance the development of freight terminal to support this.p but then they pulled out, which did not Eli the situ. Coupled with some locals opposition it went no go.

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A "mini village" of 6,500 new homes no less...

Alconbury Weald
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Old 27th Jan 2020, 14:19
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I really don't understand why they ever contemplated Duxford in the first place. I like to think that IWM told them to get on their bike when they were approached them.

Plenty of space down here at Newquay.
Because there are so few viable options (like none), because we sell all our airfields to property developers at knock down prices so they can make a mint?
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Old 27th Jan 2020, 14:27
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Originally Posted by Lima Juliet View Post
Houses on Wyton’s airfield was dropped about 2 years ago - https://www.huntspost.co.uk/news/raf...enda-1-5264495

Mildenhall to close some time after 2024 (although rumours are it won’t at all): https://www.eadt.co.uk/news/longer-r...hall-1-5832485
The developers havent given up on Wyton, they just go to ground temporarily and then come back with an even more "ambitious" plan:

Latest Wyton Housing proposal

Mildenhall will go the same way, mix of industrial and housing - it's already pre-determined and any talk of local consultation is just the usual non-event that makes it look like they've considered all the options. The land at Mildenhall is desparately needed to serve Cambridge expansion.

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Old 27th Jan 2020, 14:50
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That's part of it - Marshalls are located in one of the most expensive and fastest growing parts of the UK - a move further away is probably necessary..... Manston!
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Old 27th Jan 2020, 14:55
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Old 27th Jan 2020, 16:27
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My brother,who lives nearby, received a letter last week from developers with their outline plan for building 1500 houses on the former RNAS Ford,so that's out !.Former airfields are falling like skittles to the onslaught of the house builders.
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Old 27th Jan 2020, 16:36
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Looks ominous.

Call me cynical but I wouldn't be surpised if, at some point, we see a press release from Marshalls along the lines of "having sold our aerodrome for a shed full of money, we've explored all possible options for re-locating our aviation business to another suitable location. Unfortunately this has proved to be not possible so we're trousering the money and shutting the business. So, many thanks to all of our loyal employees, but they can go-swivel".

I really hope I'm wrong.
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Old 27th Jan 2020, 18:20
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Weathersfield would make quite a bit of sense. It's still owned by the MOD, and I believe the runway is in pretty good shape. Not a lot of built -up area around, and transport links are pretty good. About an hour by road from Cambridge, and the M25 isn't that far away. Possibly too logical?
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