From the two Admiralty Controlled Books:
4 Squadron 60 by 70 by 20 ft
4 Squadron 60 by 70 by 17 ft
1 Blister under construction
One ARS (185 by 105) on north side of airfield at repair yard (storage under construction - planned for 25 aircraft)
4 Teesside 'S' 60 by 70 by 20 ft
6 Mains 60 by 70 by 17 ft
1 Blister for ATC gliders
Workshops at repair yard. (Storage now planned for 300 aircraft)
I had the opportunity to visit this place today, wow what a huge site! I did not expect it to be this big and in such a good condition.
Will be going back soon, I am after a site layout or map if anybody can help?
A few weeks ago my son and I called in on a few airfields enroute from Fife to Dorset for the Swanage Railway Diesel Gala, Stretton was the first we went to. We didn't have a great deal of time so just a few images from locations seen before.
Looking west from the threshold of Runway 28
Looking east from the threshold of Runway 10
The intersection of Runways 10/28 and 03/21 from the threshold of 10
Runway 10 threshold
At the gate by the 10 threshold off the road was a note of proposed planning consent for a car park on the airfield which included an underground section. The date on the letter was recent and I'm kicking myself for not taking a photo of it. I have looked on Cheshire Council's website at their planning applications and can not find any details of it. I was starting to doubt myself but my son confirmed it.
Last edited by Windcutter; 24-06-2014 at 18:26.
Planning application is 2014/23332 and is for an office block with underground car storage/display area . Involves removal of some of the peritrack, the remaining fuelling apron (probably also the ADI block but that wasn't obvious as I read through it), the remaining bomb store building and removal of the trashed Shell Oils test buildings. Landscaping and new entrance. The two remaining dispersal pens will not be removed.
Essentially it's a re-hash of all of the previous applications to begin the creation of a motor racing experience centre.
Probably the thin edge of the wedge and to me the loss of the open space is more significant than the loss in terms of the airfield.
Last edited by Iain Taylor; 26-06-2014 at 14:22.
Thanks very much for the information, very interesting. And it confirms I'm going nuts.......well not yet anyway
Walking past the RADAR / ATC site today. Almost all cleared and a new house built.
One of the post-war buildings from 'Northern RADAR'
Last edited by Iain Taylor; 23-02-2015 at 19:09.
Where abouts was that site Iain?
On Occupation Lane,
(as shown in post #16)
Last edited by Iain Taylor; 25-02-2015 at 18:46.
There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)