RAF Upwood

Shailesh Vara and local councillors discuss future of RAF Upwood site with owner Adrian Sail of Strawsons Property
11th February 2019

Shailesh Vara MP and local councillors recently met with Adrian Sail of Strawsons Property to discuss future proposals for the former RAF Upwood site.

Mr Vara along with Cllrs Steve Corney, John Palmer, Adela Costello and Jeff Clarke raised a number of issues, including future plans for the site and also the need to address the problem of anti-social behaviour on the land.

Both sides agreed to continue dialogue and to meet again in the near future.

Following the meeting, Mr Vara said:

“We were all very pleased to meet with Mr Sail and raise our concerns with him. It was a constructive meeting, where the future development proposals were discussed as well as the problem of anti-social behaviour at the site.”

Cllr. Steve Corney added:

“It was very good to get all levels of local authority, along with our MP, together with the owners of RAF Upwood around the table. We are working together to try and eliminate any issues holding back the site and hope that we can soon start to see some progress made.”

Mr Adrian Sail said:

“Strawsons Property are fully committed to bringing forward the site of former RAF Upwood for development and hope to be able to commence the site preparation and demolition phase of the development this spring with the commencement of house building to follow later this year.”

Photo: Cllr. Adela Costello, Cllr. John Palmer, Cllr. Jeff Clarke, Shailesh Vara MP, Adrian Sail, Cllr. Steve Corney and Philip Swales.