Petition to Save Rougham Airfield from Development
Historic Airfield at Risk of being Sold Off
Rougham Airfield, a historic site with a rich heritage, is at risk of being sold off and developed. A petition has been launched to save the airfield, which is located on the outskirts of Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk.
The petition, which has already been signed by over 4675 people, was launched by Chris Smith, who is concerned about the potential impact of development on the airfield’s historical and environmental value.
Rougham Airfield was built during the Second World War and was used by the Royal Air Force for training and operations. It is now a popular spot for aviation enthusiasts and is home to a number of historic aircraft.
Mr Smith said: “Rougham Airfield is going to be sold off, this can’t happen, this airfield is a historic part of the village and town, please show your support by signing and sharing this petition, stop this wonderful site being made into either commercial units or more houses.”
The Importance of Rougham Airfield
Rougham Airfield is a significant historical site with a rich heritage. It was built during the Second World War and was used by the Royal Air Force for training and operations. The airfield was home to a number of famous pilots, including Douglas Bader and Guy Gibson.
The airfield is also an important part of the local environment. It is home to a variety of wildlife, including birds, bats, and insects. It is also a popular spot for walking, cycling, and horse riding.
The Impact of Development
The development of Rougham Airfield would have a negative impact on the local community. It would lead to the loss of jobs, the destruction of green space, and the increase in traffic and noise pollution.
The development would also have a negative impact on the airfield’s historical and environmental value. The airfield would be lost forever, and the wildlife that lives there would be displaced.
What You Can Do
You can help to save Rougham Airfield by signing the petition and sharing it with your friends and family. You can also contact the Rougham Estate and ask them to reconsider their plans.
The future of Rougham Airfield is in our hands. We need to stand up and say that we want to preserve this important piece of history and environment.
Link to the Petition