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Marshalls of Cambridge rules out move to Duxford

Old 24th Jan 2020, 10:17
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Marshalls of Cambridge rules out move to Duxford

It leaves Wyton and Cranfield as their options now. I know the distance etc but you would have thought originally somewhere like St Athan would have been ideal.

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why not Prestwick? They'd get a big subsidy from the Scot nats....................
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What about Mildenhall? Near Cambridge and possibly available in 2024?
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Waterbeach was available.In the 50s they used us acouple of times.
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Forgive my ignorance but why the need for a no fly zone? When I've flown into Cambridge (albeit only twice in the dim and distant) I don't recall there being a no fly zone then.
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Mildenhall no longer an option, I am told.
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Wyton sold.

Which airfield is SW of Duxford?
...and had identified a potential site to the south-west of the existing airfield at Duxford

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Why do you all think they need to move Marshall's of Cambridge to another airfield?
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Originally Posted by NutLoose View Post
It leaves Wyton and Cranfield as their options now. I know the distance etc but you would have thought originally somewhere like St Athan would have been ideal.

https://www.cambridgeindependent.co....Wy843A083epQZM
Wyton had a fence down the middle of the runway the last time I flew over and I believe the half outside said fence will shortly be houses, if not already!
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Teesside would be perfect I am sure the Mayor would be willing to find cash.
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Houses on Wytonís 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 wonít at all): https://www.eadt.co.uk/news/longer-r...hall-1-5832485
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Originally Posted by golfbananajam View Post
Forgive my ignorance but why the need for a no fly zone? When I've flown into Cambridge (albeit only twice in the dim and distant) I don't recall there being a no fly zone then.
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.
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Originally Posted by Miles Magister View Post
Why do you all think they need to move Marshall's of Cambridge to another airfield?
If you click the link in the first post you will see:-

"The company intends to move out of Cambridge by 2030 in order to continue its growth
Moving out will unlock land in the east of Cambridge for up to 12,000 homes and commercial space."
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"The company intends to move out of Cambridge by 2030 in order to continue its growth
Moving out will unlock land in the east of Cambridge for up to 12,000 homes and commercial space."
The 'growth' will come from the money they trouser selling the airfield for housing.

Ideal for commuting to the Smoke.
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Old 24th Jan 2020, 22:07
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Originally Posted by medod View Post
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.

Yes I think that's probably it, it would be classified as a built up area, the same reasoning is making this years Victory Show at Cosby sadly the last as the villages latest development is encroaching the display area.
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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.
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Originally Posted by medod View Post
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.
Possibly in someone else's legal terms, but Marshalls did put on a superb airshow for their own airfield and over half the city of Cambridge for their 100th anniversary. Right over their hangers, and even a Hunter at not many feet over the military vehicle workshops IIRC. XH558's departure must have made domestic windows rattle for a good portion of the city too.

With 4,000 employees to either relocate or each to face a long drive to work there is no obvious option. (Drive? Cambridgeshire suffers a Stagecoach near-monopoly on bus services. They're cr*p once outside the city.)

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Move the lot to the Northern Powerhouse - and get a £1Bn grant to do it..................
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Wyton sold.

Which airfield is SW of Duxford?
Surely not Fowlmere?

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