Perranporth, Cornwall

Perranporth Airfield opened in 1941 as an RAF Spitfire base, and was decommissioned in 1946, when it became a private airfield in one of the most beautiful parts of the country.  Nestling on the rugged north Cornwall coast, and yet being only a short walk from the quaint town of Perranporth and its great surf beach, makes this airfield particularly attractive for both locals and those wishing to escape from London and other major cities.  Instead of spending hours on congested roads getting to and from Perranporth, a short flight there is so much more practical and enjoyable.

Because the Hangar Homes would be sited to the east of the 01/19 unlicensed runway, which is now used as a taxiway, the west-facing balcony overlooking the airfield would provide the most stunning sunsets over the sea, whilst the other east-facing balcony would capture the morning sun and overlook Perranporth town and the surf beach a mile to the north-east.

However, because the site is situated next to an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and of Special Scientific Interest (SSI), getting planning permission will take a long time and cost a lot of money.  Therefore it makes more sense to concentrate on an airfield that does not have those issues, and may be easier to get planning permission on, before revisiting Perranporth with Hangar Homes already adopted elsewhere, which would make the job of getting planning permission on Perranporth Airfield much easier.