Long Marston Airfield
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|Long Marston Airfield|
|IATA: none – ICAO: EGBL|
|Elevation AMSL||155 ft / 47 m|
It is now managed by Anthony Hodges, and is home to:
- Second World War airfield buildings
- Unusual F.C. Construction 'Mushroom' pillboxes
- Microflights Flying School (Chief Flying Instructor James McCafferty)
- the Avon Microlight Club
- Freedom Sports Aviation (club and flying school; Chief Flying Instructor Simon Baker)
- MotorGlide (gliding club specialising in motorgliders - Chief Flying Instructor Lee Ingram)
- the Shakespeare County Raceway dragstrip
- the Long Marston Clay Shooting Ground.
- a small plane graveyard.
Main runway, hard surface: 04/22 (of which the SW third is used as a drag strip)
Grass strip: 02/20
Disused runway, hard surface: 11/29 (buildings, Sunday market, etc.)
Disused runway, hard surface: 16/34 (used for aircraft movements to hangars, driver training, etc.)
On 26 November 2015, a Stratford District Council planning committee approved plans by CALA Homes to build 400 houses on the site, part of their proposed development scheme which aims to eventually feature 3,500 houses. As a consequence, the remaining airfield buildings will be demolished, the runways and drag strip removed and the businesses will be forced to close or relocate.
- "RAF Long Marston". Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust. Retrieved 27 April 2012.
- "Green light given to plans for 400 homes on Long Marston Airfield". Stratford Observer. Retrieved 27 November 2015.