RAF Scampton closure

Date published: 24 July 2018
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Cllr Jeff Summers Leader of West Lindsey District Council said: “We are disappointed to hear the news that the home of the Red Arrows is to be sold off by the Ministry of Defence.

“The RAF has a rich heritage in Lincolnshire and this news will be upsetting for many people.

“However, West Lindsey District Council is committed to working closely with the MOD to secure a sustainable future for the transition from RAF Scampton to another community of our district. This process will be detailed and protracted and we must ensure we do complete this transition sensitively, creating a regulated community where all would choose to live.”

“Together with Lincolnshire County Council we look forward to developing a plan for the site to explore the positives to ensure the heritage of RAF Scampton is reflected in future developments that meet the needs of the local economy. This announcement now creates the opportunity to think creatively around housing, work opportunities and the district's infrastructure plan.”

“Initially our focus has to be ensuring the existing communities who are based there are appropriately considered and not adversely impacted upon and to work meticulously with MOD to ensure this community is looked after the same as any other West Lindsey community. This is a new canvas and a fresh palette!”

Jeff Summers.
Leader of the Council. WLDC.

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