Last night (20th Sept.) at the Tythings a special meeting of the Yateley Common Management Committee was convened specifically to discus the application by Blackbushe Airport Ltd to de-register the airport land from the Commons Register. There was also 30 + members of the public observing the meeting.


A motion was put to the committee to “vigorously oppose de-registration” and that motion was carried unanimously by members of the committee. Details still have to be worked out but this outcome is welcome to residents and will be carried to the Registration Body at Hampshire County Council. Although not official, the motion was also put to members of the public, and again the motion was unanimously supported.


This is only the first stage in fighting this application and all residents are urged to send their objections into Hampshire County Council by the 8th October. letters should be addressed to – Commons Team Registration Office, Room 0 01, Castle Avenue, Winchester, SO23 8UL.


The application to de-register is dependent upon a complex legal matter involving an understanding of the Commons Act 2006 and more will be reported on this later.


In the meantime it is up to all Yateley residents to stand up and object to this proposed erosion of our precious common land.