Plans to unlock 140 acres of employment land revealed

Plans for a new employment park have been revealed in an effort to revitalise Wellesbourne Mountford Airfield.

The proposals by land promoter, Gladman and commercial property developer, Stoford could release up to 140 acres of land located near Stratford-upon-Avon.

Stoford will act as delivery partner for the employment development at the airfield, whilst Gladman is looking to provide a new runway and enhanced aviation facilities in order to secure the long-term future of the airfield.

A memorandum of understanding was agreed last year between the owners of the airfield and Stratford-on-Avon District Council, which ensures that aviation will continue at Wellesbourne Mountford Airfield whilst plans for the future enhancement of the facility are developed and discussed.

Best known for its role during World War II, Wellesbourne Mountford Airfield was formerly the Royal Air Force station RAF Wellesbourne Mountford.

Stoford land director, Andy Hartwright, said: “We’ll be working closely with Gladman, the landowner and Stratford-on-Avon District Council, to assist with the site’s journey through the planning process to the delivery of a high quality employment park. It has the potential to deliver high-tech jobs and offer a significant employment stream for the region.”

Matt Pochin, Director of Legat Owen, said: “The evolution of the Wellesbourne Mountford Airfield into a modern facility, in conjunction with the release of much needed employment land, has needed Stoford’s market leading credentials as a developer to move to the next stage of the process”

Stoford was represented by Savills and Gateley Legal, with Smith Partnership and Legat Owen acting on behalf of the landowners and Gladman.

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