Gavin comments on Bobbington Airport housing plans

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, is ready to work with local residents groups and the parish council "to take the battle forward".

MCR Property Group, which owns Halfpenny Green Airport, wants to build over 112 homes on the site in Bobbington. Many residents have expressed their concerns over this, and Gavin recently delivered a leaflet to all residents in Bobbington raising awareness of the issue.

Commenting, Gavin said: "The concern is that this is the thin end of the wedge, and that the people who purchased the airport were never interested in running it as an airport.

"They seem far more interested in developing housing, and the sense is that this will be the first lot of many more hundreds of houses to come.

"With a poor road network in the area, there is a chance that the character of the community could be totally changed. I'm not convinced it is something that would be particularly welcomed."

Gavin is committed to working with local residents and the Parish Council to 'take the battle forward'.

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