Lee on Solent, Hampshire
Lee on Solent is a delightful GA airfield on the south coast of England between Fareham and Gosport, from where flying operations started in 1917 as the base for the Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS) Daedalus. In 2014 Fareham Borough Council (FBC) became owners of the airfield which has been zoned for business and employment use, whilst retaining the runway and taxiways for operational flying and gliding.
The area to the south of the airfield is under Gosport Borough Council (GBC) and has been designated for ‘mixed use’ under the ‘Waterfront Development’, which includes residential use. However, the only area with airside access is the space west of the tower, which can only fit 5 Hangar Homes, along with the Heritage Centre (wartime hangar) and aviation themed kiddies' play area, for which a full planning application will be submitted to GBC in Summer 2017.
Because FBC requires employment use on the airfield, these Hangar Homes will designate the entrance hall on the ground floor as an office, with a small kitchen and toilet, which would suit a small company associated with aviation, where the owner wants to live, work and keep their plane
in the hangar. The double garage could also be used as a workshop or for storage. The units will therefore be sold as 'live/work' units, complying fully with the ‘mixed use’ designation, and if planning permission is granted then one of the units will be used by Hangar Homes Ltd.
POSSIBLE AVAILABILITY: SPRING 2018
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