Plans for ‘new Vale airport which would destroy two villages’

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A new airport located just five miles from Aylesbury is under consideration, according to national media reports.

Heathrow Airport Holdings is said to be exploring ten options for its expansion, including an airport in Haddenham which would see Long Crendon and Chearsley completely destroyed.

Haddenham already is the location of a Second World War glider airfield and the plans would include four runways if they went ahead.

In 1971 there were fierce protests at proposals to introduce an airport in Cublington, which was eventually dropped.

The Airports Commission, launched last November, is due this year to report assessments and recommendations to improve airport capacity in the next five years, but no long term decisions are expected until after the general election in 2015.

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