STOP Rougham Airfield Relief Road

In association with Friends of Rougham Airfield, Suffolk Kite Flyers, along with other users of Rougham Airfield wish to object against the proposed plans to cut through this historic site with yet another ROAD. Please help us to fight against the "greater wisdom" of the local planners. Further details are attached below. Thank you for your support. -------------------------------------------------- Friends of Rougham Airfield Rougham Tower Association ROUGHAM AIRFIELD AND WORLD WAR II CONTROL TOWER (GRADE II LISTED) It appears that in spite of numerous petitions objecting to the proposed development around the Rougham Airfield site, the construction of the associated Relief Road for commercial traffic from the Moreton Hall Industrial Estate through the Rougham Industrial Estate to join the A14 has now been approved. The proposed route is the most direct one (and therefore probably the cheapest), and is the only one which is presently under consideration. It will divide the Airfield, running within the curtillage of the Tower and its buildings, which are Grade II listed. It will also adversely affect the dignity and tranquillity of the site of the recently dedicated Memorial to the American Servicemen who were based at Rougham Airfield in the second World War. If the road is built as proposed, the Tower, Museum and Memorial will have a highway used by an increasing volume of commercial traffic within a few feet of their position, raising serious security considerations. The amenity use of the Airfield by the various Clubs, Organisations and private individuals who currently enjoy it will it be considerably affected, as will all the public events which now take place on the Airfield. Alternative routes are of course possible, and serious consideration should be given to the one favoured by supporters of the Tower and Airfield, which follows the route of the Airfieldâ

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    Nigel Banham, United Kingdom

    1 year ago Comments: This appears to be a route to further housing development of agricultural land and hence more cash for the council. History and heritage do not matter.
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    Barry goodman, United Kingdom

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    Dennis Myers, United States

    2 years ago Comments: My late father-in-law piloted a B-17 for 25 missions from here in 1945. Please preserve the site.
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