Some further background on this subject.
The company who have put out the flyer, Maripossa Investments, own the land that the airfield sits on.
This is exactly the same situation as has already been widely publicised in other areas of Welwyn Hatfield including Commonswood in WGC, whereby every landowner is being invited to put in bids to try to get their land developed in response to the government's plan to squeeze 10,000 houses in Welwyn Hatfield by 2021 and 15,000 by 2031.
This leaflet has come out now because they're making their pitch during the Issues and Options
exercise which is being forced on Welwyn Hatfield Council by the government's top-down planning system which requires them to meet those arbitrary housing targets.
If you object to this Panshanger plan or any other, then it's absolutely essential that you object by emailing email@example.com
or writing to Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council Council Offices The Campus Welwyn Garden City Herts AL8 6AE to state your objections. Your objections would need to concentrate around real issues of concern like lack of infrastructure, etc.
Two further comments...
In the Conservative Housing Green Paper
that I launched last week, I made it clear that all decisions about how many homes to build and where they are built, would be returned to local people. In return a future Conservative Government will provide financial and other incentives to ensure that sufficient housing is built to meet local demand. In short we will seek to ensure that the local population benefits when homes are built and will stop the insanity of stripping out services (like closing all the major parts of the QE2) whilst insisting tens of thousand more people come and live in the area. Madness!
Secondly, in reference to airfields, they play a vital part in forming green wedges which are good for bio-diversity. In addition small airfields are are used to train pilots who eventually fly for airlines. However airfield closures mean that there are fewer places to train in the UK and we're pushing this industry abroad which is rather shortsighted. We'll amend planning guidance to help protect airfields.
In short, a Conservative government will try to deal with the issues highlighted in this thread, but we're not elected yet (and still have to win a general election) so the current process is the one that you must respond to if you care about protecting Panshanger or any other unsuitable area being touted about for inappropriate development in Welwyn Hatfield.