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30/04/2021

Appeal: National park airstrip found harmful to protected birds

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An application to lift an article 4 direction and allow the private weekly use of an airstrip in the North York Moors has been rejected for a fourth time, after an inspector took a precautionary approach to the potential disturbance of two protected bird species.

LOCATIONTroutsdaleAUTHORITYNorth York Moors National Park AuthorityINSPECTORA CainesPROCEDUREWritten submissionsDECISIONDismissedREFERENCEAPP/W9500/W/20/3265041The appeal concerned a small airstrip in the North York Moors National Park, west of Scarborough. The appellant, a licensed pilot, sought to use the airstrip for up to 52 30-minute flights a year and for emergency use, applying for the........
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