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Shenley Airfield, Headcorn

Volume 982: debated on Wednesday 2 April 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what representations he has had from Kent county councillors concerning Shenley airfield, Headcorn; and what action he proposes to take.

I have had three letters from a Kent county councillor about a planning application for the use of one turboprop aircraft at Shenley airfield for crop spraying. I am satisfied that it is appropriate for the local planning authorities themselves to decide the application, and they have been so informed.