Feb 162016

At the last Fairoaks Airport Consultative committee, on which we have a seat, it was announced that Royal Bank of Scotland (RBC) who own part of the airport have sold their holdings to an American Company ADP. ADP now own approximately 40 acres of the airport but this mainly consists of buildings. Fairoaks Operation Ltd still have control of the operation of the airfield which includes the Control Tower and some hangarage.

The Chairman, Lord Trefgarn, asked the committee for their views as to the future of the Airport. He has called a special meeting of the committee and has requested the CEO of ADP attend. In order that our representative can give some meaningful feedback we would value your views.

Fairoaks sits mainly within the Borough of Surrey heath (SHBC) so we are to a great degree interested bystanders but never the less have an imput to any decisions. SHBC considers Fairoaks as a brown field site and is in their Local Plan for future development.

Some of the possibilities are:

  • Update the existing facilities and stay as an operational airfield.
  • Stay as an operational airfield with some housing development.
  • Develop into a Technology Park with an operational airfield.
  • Develop into a Technology Park with some housing development .
  • Turn the site totally over to housing development.

Some of the above may well impact heavily on residence of Ottershaw, Ottershaw Park and surrounding roads should housing development be the considered option.

We welcome your thoughts / comments.

 Posted by at 10:45 am
Jun 222013

Planning Application RU.13/0642. Consultation by Surrey Heath Borough Council for consultation under Part 18 of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995 (as amended) for the construction of a hanger building and taxi runway connection along with an access road and parking 

This applications may be viewed on the Runnymede Borough Council website , by entering RU.13/0642 in the Application Number box.

 Posted by at 3:58 pm
Oct 032012

There have been occasions when some residents in Ottershaw have been disturbed by the numbers of low flying aircraft over their houses, or by helicopters.  

It is most likely that the aircraft will have come from Fairoaks airport.   If you wish to log a complaint with the airport you can write to:

Lord David Trefgarne, Chairman of FACC, (Fairoaks Airport Consultative Committe), Fairoaks Airport, Chobham, Surrey, GU24 8HU. Alternatively email him at chairman@brooklands.co.uk

Alastair Wang, Secretary of FACC, (Fairoaks Airport Consultative Committee), Fairoaks Airport, Chobham, Surrey, GU24 8HU.  Alternatively e-mail him at alastair@awang.co.uk

Alternatively you can phone the Control Tower at the airport on 01276 857 300 or e-mail atsu@fairoaksairport.co.uk  If you can you should identify the craft and give the exact time and direction of its flight.

For further information about aircraft noise and what you can do about it, refer to this page from the CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) web-site http://www.caa.co.uk/default.aspx?catid=68&pagetype=70&gid=69&faqid=30

The Aviation Environment Federation (AEF) campaigns, for example, for greater consultation between airports and local residents and they have a web-site with useful links http://www.aef.org.uk/ . They also produce a newsletter biannually, “Flying Green”. Read the August issue >

Helicopter flights are not under the same restrictions as for aircraft.   In other words they could well increase in number.   There is a petition you can send to Surrey County Council asking them to take action http://petitions.surreycc.gov.uk/helicopternoise/

The Helicopter Noise Coalition gives more detail about what you can do about this nuisance and how to complain.


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 Posted by at 4:04 pm