Sir James Dyson has withdrawn plans to extend the airfield used for his companies Sir James Dyson has lost a battle over plans for a private runway for his jets at his company airfield. The billionaire inventor had hoped to extend the airfield used for his companies R&D, near Chippenham in Wiltshire, to allow business flights to land. He submitted proposals to extend the existing 517-acre site, with new runway lighting and a new hangar. But he has now been forced to withdraw the plans following a furious backlash from residents, who claimed they would suffer from noise and pollution. Locals claimed the development would ‘ruin the character of the village’ and a ‘severe impact on the quality of life of the residents’. The airfield was first used by Sir James in 2017 but was only for gliders. Had the plans been given the green light, the airfield would have been allowed to have 60 jets and 300 land every year. James Dyson had major plans for Hullavington Airfield, pictured above, in Wiltshire Dyson this year announced it was moving its headquarters from nearby Malmesbury to Singapore, but that will not affect Hullavington (pictured before the development) Jeffery Holly, who moved to… Read full this story
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