RAF Lakenheath

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RAF Lakenheath is dwelling to the US Air Drive’s 48th Fighter Wing

A dispute over plans to construct a college below the flight path of RAF jets in Suffolk is to go the Excessive Courtroom.

Suffolk County Council authorized plans for a 420-place major college to satisfy demand from new housing near the RAF airbase at Lakenheath.

Nonetheless, parish councillors are difficult the transfer, claiming noise ranges would exceed World Well being Organisation (WHO) pointers.

A county council spokesman described the problem as “misconceived”.

RAF Lakenheath is dwelling to the US Air Drive’s 48th Fighter Wing.

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The Suffolk base has greater than eight,000 US and British navy and civilian personnel

Planning permission for the college off Station Highway was granted by the county council’s growth and regulation committee in October after the inexperienced mild was given for 660 new houses, in accordance with the Native Democracy Reporting Service.

However councillor Hermione Brown, chairman of Lakenheath Parish Council’s planning sub-committee, stated the college “needs to be appropriately located, properly away from the jet flight path with all its noise and security implications”.

“Above all we wish to defend the kids of our neighborhood, which is why we’ve so strongly resisted the inappropriate siting of a proposed college on land straight below a navy jet flight path,” she stated.

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The varsity is deliberate for land off Station Highway, Lakenheath, which the parish council argues is straight within the airbase flight path

A spokesman from Suffolk County Council stated: “The brand new college has been designed to be appropriate to be used in Lakenheath, considering website particular considerations together with noise.

“The proposed location is proven by official figures to be within the quietest a part of the village.”