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Brittas Bay Airfield for sale for 3 million euro+

Posted: Wed Sep 22, 2004 10:21 pm
by Victor 9
88.5 Acres of Agri land with a shed and a toilet that hasnt been used as an Airfield for 5 yrs+ and would require full planning permission to reinstate as a Airfield is for sale for 3 million euro plus.

Located in a area of outstanding natural beauty this marshy bog works out at nearly 40k per acre.

No wonder GA is in the state it is, i know 2 very decent gents who for the last 18 months were trying to beg steal or borrow (inc selling there houses) to try and buy this off the very unpleasant man that owns it.
The last offer i heard that was forwarded was 1.7 million and i thought they were crazy, not as crazy as Mr K with his 3 mil.

Its worth about 10k an acre, 850,000 euro for the lot cos lets face it grazing land is all it is. :lol:

Posted: Wed Sep 22, 2004 10:35 pm
by Delta Sierra
What a bloody shame, i see its been sold as a farm.
I dont think king ever wanted at as an airfield once he shut it down.
It must be over valued because ruddy in the eoropean would have snapped it up by now.
Another one bites the dust!!

Posted: Thu Sep 23, 2004 9:10 am
by C152
I think you will find it is the area which defines the price and Mr King was forced to close the airfield by locals (golf club).

Posted: Thu Sep 23, 2004 5:37 pm
by Victor 9

Thats not true, King closed the Airfield in Aug 99 as he was grounded himself for health reasons.
He had a planning permission issue with Ruddy(he never had permission to erect the hangar and offices) and it went to appeal and King won.

If someone were to try and reinstate the Airfield status now it would require full planning permission the same way a green field site would.

Posted: Thu Sep 23, 2004 6:47 pm
by lazza
have to agree with V9, he closed it because he was grounded, IMHO he would never have let it be openede as an airfield again , I've lost count of the ammount of offers made for that land over the years by avioation minded people, including one offer for 1.5mil punts soon after it was closed, which is not far off 3mil euros(if you have if course!)

Posted: Fri Sep 24, 2004 4:07 am
by Sticksforward
ive just heard king turned down an offer of 2 mil + for that land 6 months ago.
that offer was made by the 2 chaps that had made the previous 2 or 3 offers and had plans to open it up again as a airfield.
agree with v9 on price there is a 50 acre site on the coast not to far away that has been for sale for the last 18 mts asking price less than 900k no takers.
if you offered king 3 he would want 4 ask any est agent in wicklow he has talked to them all.
i think king never wanted to see it as a airfield again.
sour grapes me thinks :roll:

Posted: Fri Sep 24, 2004 3:26 pm
by Delta Sierra
That site was on the market with a estate agent in Ashford 4 months ago and he (the est agent) found the owner undealable and sent him on his way. I wonder is it really for sale or is it a pr exercise, him thinking the land is worth a fortune. I had dealings there before and recall the owner banning certain people from using the field and alot of abuse on the radio when going in there.

Posted: Fri Sep 24, 2004 4:38 pm
by C152
Aircraft still flew in there after he was grounded, I know he is very strange, but all I am saying is there was a big NIMBY reaction not helped by his attitude, it would be very difficult to get planning permission on that land and of course he is chancing his arm

Posted: Fri Sep 24, 2004 9:05 pm
by Victor 9
The whole thing is a bloody shame, the two chaps who put huge work into trying to buy the field, with locals,WCC, they even had the Red Arrows lined up for a display in Jun when they thought they had it secured for a offical opening.

Posted: Sat Sep 25, 2004 12:02 am
by Sticksforward
Overflew it this am and there was cattle grazing, expensive farm.

Posted: Sun Sep 26, 2004 2:40 am
by the wav
Is Brittas the field owned by Eric Hopkins ??

Posted: Sun Sep 26, 2004 7:42 am
by hum

liam king

Posted: Sun Sep 26, 2004 10:41 am
by Spitfire
I used to have a share in a microlight with liam king and we got into a row and he pulled out of the syndakit and set up his own airfield in brittas bay, I havent spoken to him for many years, the last i heard of him is hes not flying and hes ill.

Posted: Sun Sep 26, 2004 3:58 pm
by Victor 9
Very ill, judging the price of the land. :lol:

Posted: Sun Sep 26, 2004 4:05 pm
by Sticksforward
at a fly in there many years ago, about 12 aircraft, bbq going, great fun all of a sudden he threw a wobbler turfed us all out and shut the field down for a week.

nice guy!!!!!