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I see in the local paper planning permission has been approved for an airfield at Dunshaughlan, Co Meath. Apparently a 500m strip, a hanger, max of 8 T/O and Landings a day. Anyone have any more info on it?

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* :lol: * 8 movements a day only thats the first and last session of T&G and all movements for the day finished by what 0900. at the latest .Fat lot of good that will be . Better off not to tease us :o :lol:

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Bob wrote:
>I see in the local paper planning permission has been approved
>for an airfield at Dunshaughlan, Co Meath. Apparently a 500m
>strip, a hanger, max of 8 T/O and Landings a day. Anyone have
>any more info on it?

Now unless I'm mistaken, that's the first time I've seen restrictions
placed on a new strip by any Co Co in this country. Reminds me of
the "normal" approvals given in England. So it has started in this
country now. The thin end of the wedge, me thinks.
BTW Bob did the planning notice give a townland address and the
name of the proposer.

Regards,
Hugo.

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It was in The Weekender paper I spotted it while I was at home but I'm back to collage now. Their was a ristriction of about 500 flights a year as far as I remember and no flights between 7pm and 10am i think. The name of the guy was in it alright but can't remember it. It also mentioned there would be about 10 oe 12 aircraft based there.

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Thanks Bob, I will try to find the paper on the net.

Hugo.

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:P Forget the paper check the county web site if there is a plan granted permission it will be listed . I would do it for you but a 500 moves a yr I won't get a look in like most of the rest of us . BUT ITS A START>more strips please 8)

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Thanks 'DEL
I did try Meath Planning for the Dunshaughlin area, nothing showed.
Checked the last 28 days, that's as far as they go back. Maybe I
missed it.

Hugo.

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Hi All,
Asked My Dad to ask his friend whose in the "know" in that area, I'll see if I can find out anything!
:lol:

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I contacted the "Weekender" newspaper by e-mail and requested
a copy of the report on the new Dunshaughlin airstrip. They were
kind enough to send me a copy, which is repeated below. Thanks
to all who offered help with this. My correction's are in brackets.

Regards,
Hugo.

>Airstrip plan approved

>A Skryne [Skreen] farmer has been given the go-ahead to build an
>airstrip and hangar on his property for his own private use.
>Christopher Rooney, whose family has farmed in the locality for four
>generations, has received planning permission from Meath County
>Council to develop the facilities on lands at Trevet, about three miles
>[two miles north of] from Dunshaughlin.
>The grass air strip will be 500 metres long. It will be used for about
>120 lift-offs per month, with an average of six planes (piston engine
>light aircraft), according to Mr Rooney.
>The hangar will be five metres high and cover an area of 192sq.m.,
>with hard sufaced forecourt.
>The council has stipulated that no lift-offs or landings should take
>place between 10pm-7am and that the airstrip should be for private
>use only.
>A maximum of eight lift-offs and landings per day will be allowed

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Oops old memory aint what it used to be.

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Does anyone have any updates on the situation with this airstrip? I am moving to Dunshaughlan this Summer and heard a rumour of somebody having an aircraft for rental based there...

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i really welcome an new strip but 8 departures and ldgs per day is a noose. Its a start though.

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The movements restriction is horrible. Maybe a brown envelope to the council might push the number up... :?

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Ceatach,

Try the direct approach. Christopher Rooney, Trevet,
Dunshaughlin. 01-8259119

Hugo.

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Post by ceatach »

Thanks. I could not find that number online anywhere (apart from an advert for a pony club). Is that the number for his home? Thanks again.

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