STATEMENT ON PLANNING
The Volunteers, Supporters, Staff and Trustees of the Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome are disappointed that Maldon District Council last night turned down our application for new conditions to our Planning Permissions, which would have allowed us to increase the number of light aircraft flights at one of the nation’s great historic sites and helped safeguard the site’s future.
In April 2017, internationally renowned Oxford Historian and Author Dan Snow said “This [Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome] is a wonderful site, its uniqueness cannot be understated. We need to support this project and I’m glad to be part of it.”
The Charitable Trust that runs the Heritage Visitor Attraction, mostly through unpaid volunteers and supporters, will continue to move forward with the growth and development of Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome to provide our visitors across Maldon, Essex and the UK with a place to visit that is steeped in history and holds the stories of the past, as well as stories for the future. As we do this, we are keen to work with our neighbours and local communities to ensure that all interests are understood and respected.
We shall now take advice on appealing the decision.
Ian Flint, Chief Executive, Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome