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PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON THE FUTURE OF NORTH WEALD AIRFIELD

Epping Forest District Council are in the beginning stages of preparing a Strategic Masterplan for the North Weald Airfield employment site which will guide future development at the site.
We are undertaking consultation with the local community to hear your aspirations and priorities for the site and to gather your feedback on the emerging strategic masterplan proposals.
This is an opportunity for you to input on the process ahead of statutory consultation.

Due to social distancing restrictions as a result of coronavirus, we are unfortunately unable to hold our exhibition in person. We will therefore be uploading our proposals to an online exhibition hosted on the project website.
Below, we have listed a range of ways for you to view the emerging proposals for the Strategic Masterplan and speak to the project team. You have the opportunity to view the exhibition and provide your feedback from the 26 November - 17 December 2020.

You can view the information online at www.nwairfieldconsultation.co.uk and provide your feedback using the online feedback form. You can also email us your form at northwealdairfield@soundingsoffice.com.


You can request a paper copy of the proposals by getting in touch using the contact details below and we will post these to you.
You can also download and print a feedback form from our website nwairfieldconsultation.co.uk and drop this off at the Thornwood Common Parish Hall letterbox at: Weald Hall Lane, Thornwood, Essex, CM16 6NB


After viewing the proposals, if you would like to speak to the project team, you can book a 20 minute slot at a virtual drop-in session, and we will arrange a phone or video-call with relevant members of the project team.
These will be held on:
Wednesday 9 December 2020, 4pm - 8pm
Saturday 12 December 2020, 11am - 3pm
Get in touch using the contact details below to book a slot.

Web. nwairfieldconsultation.co.uk
Telephone. 020 7729 0770
Email. northwealdairfield@soundingsoffice.com

This information is also available a leaflet to download on the right of this page.

Find out more about North Weald Airfield HERE and the Airfield Museum HERE.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled Parking
  • Disabled persons toilet - For users of the control tower there is a disabled toilet.
  • Guide Dogs Permitted

Catering

  • Cafe - Both Weald Aviation and The Squadron operate cafe's on the airfield. The Squadron also has a licensed bar. Other catering is provided by the various events and activities that take place on the airfield.
  • Full liquor licence - The Squadron has a licensed bar.
  • On-Site cafe/restaurant - Both Weald Aviation and The Squadron operate cafe's on the airfield. Weald aviation's café is called Wings. The Squadron also has a licensed bar. Other catering is provided by the various events and activities that take place on the airfield.

Children & Infants

  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome
  • Outdoor children’s play area - Wings Café at Weald Aviation has a very popular children's play area.

Establishment Features

  • Conference facilities - There are a number of meeting rooms available for hire in the historic control tower.
  • Dogs Accepted - This is an operating airfield and therefore dogs must be kept on a lead.
  • Dogs admitted on a lead
  • Event Venue - A wide range of events are held on the airfield which is easily accessible from the M11 which runs along one side. Its the ideal venue for open air events, functions, meetings, filming and, of course, aviation-related activity. North Weald Airfield dates from 1916 and is famous as one of the main fighter bases in the Battle of Britain. It is a historic, well maintained site of almost 400 acres, which hosts a wide range of activities throughout the year. A number of areas are available for regular or ad hoc hire and are suitable for many types of event from corporate Christmas parties to motor sports, car shows and photography. Regular users include archers, footballers, cyclists, model aircraft flyers, bus, HGV and skid training, motorcycle and high-performance car training and motor sprints. The Saturday and Bank Holiday Market attracts large numbers to the Airfield on a weekly basis.
  • Guided tours by arrangement - In conjunction with the North Weald Airfield Museum, it is possible to arrange guided tours of this historic site. Weald Aviation also offer tours of their hangers and workshops where they restore and maintain historic warbirds from the Second World War and jet age.
  • Open all year round
  • Team / Corporate Activities - A wide range of events are held on the airfield which is easily accessible from the M11 which runs along one side. Its the ideal venue for open air events, functions, meetings, filming and, of course, aviation-related activity. A number of corporate and red-letter day event companies operate on the airfield. North Weald Airfield dates from 1916 and is famous as one of the main fighter bases in the Battle of Britain. It is a historic, well maintained site of almost 400 acres, which hosts a wide range of activities throughout the year. A number of areas are available for regular or ad hoc hire and are suitable for many types of event from corporate Christmas parties to motor sports, car shows and photography. Regular users include archers, footballers, cyclists, model aircraft flyers, bus, HGV and skid training, motorcycle and high-performance car training and motor sprints. The Saturday and Bank Holiday Market attracts large numbers to the Airfield on a weekly basis.

Leisure Facilities

  • Bar - The Squadron operates a licenced bar.

Parking & Transport

  • Bus stop within walking distance - Buses operate in North Weald which is a short walk to the main entrance gate.
  • Coach parking
  • Free parking
  • On Site Car Parking
  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)
  • Railway station within 5 miles - Epping Station on the Central Line is a short journey away. North Weald station is a stop on the Epping Ongar Railway, a heritage line running steam and diesel between North Weald and Ongar with heritage buses operating further afield.

Provider Preferences

  • Countryside Setting - The airfield is set in the Essex countryside next to the village of North Weald but a short distance from Epping with its Central Line connection to London.
  • In countryside - The airfield is set in the Essex countryside next to the village of North Weald but a short distance from Epping with its Central Line connection to London.
  • Outdoor Attraction
  • Village Location - The airfield is set in the Essex countryside next to the village of North Weald but a short distance from Epping with its Central Line connection to London.

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun - North Weald Airfield hosts numerous family friendly events including the annual Community Fun Day.
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families - North Weald Airfield hosts numerous family friendly events including the annual Community Fun Day. Families also enjoy visiting the two cafes on the airfield where the children can play safely and enjoy the atmosphere of the heritage aviation taking place.
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens
  • Marketed towards student/youth

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Guided Tours Available for Groups - In conjunction with the North Weald Airfield Museum, it is possible to arrange guided tours of this historic site. Weald Aviation also offer tours of their hangers and workshops where they restore and maintain historic warbirds from the Second World War and jet age.

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Getting to NorthWeald Airfield.

From the M11, take the A414 towards Ongar / Chelmsford. At the first roundabout take the second exit and continue straight over the second roundabout and up to the final roundabout, doubling back to enter at the Main B Gate.

Public Transport Directions

London Underground – take the Central Line to Epping Station. British Rail to Harlow Station from Liverpool Street or Cambridge via Stansted Airport.

By air: North Weald Radio 123.525. TMZ Squawk 7010 Mode C or S when talking to North Weald. The Airfield is open from 0830 to 1900 or sunset + 30 minutes local time, whichever is earlier. Fire Cover Cat 1.

North Weald Airfield Consultation page

Type:Historic Site

Merlin Way, North Weald, Essex, CM16 6HR

Tel: 020 7729 0770

Fax: 01992 524074

Opening Times

* The airfield is open all the year.

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