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john stones 129/04/2015 19:11:14
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Just received a pdf club bulletin no 221 and don't know how to post them embarrassed

Full Council meeting on May 16th

Item 7 on agenda reads: To receive a joint report from the Chairman and the Chief Executive Officer to include the following:

(a) Update on the National Centre feasibility study, presented by Manny Williamson.

(b) Proposal from the Chairman that Council endorses the actions agreed upon unanimously by the BMFA Executive Committee on 11th April to make all relevant planning and change of use searches while concurrently contacting the selling agent of Laws Lawn Farm in East Northamptonshire in order to open negotiations on making an offer to purchase (subject to contract) the said property.

Can anyone tell me what this is about please.

John

Dave Hopkin29/04/2015 19:16:57
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Sounds like its going ahead then, if they are looking at the possibilities of change of use planning permission and opening negotiations with a estate agent........

iqon29/04/2015 19:17:40
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Worms, a whole can of them.....cheeky

ken anderson.29/04/2015 19:21:47
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john-looks like someone made a proposal on the 11th April to pursue the matter(make an offer for the named farm in Northampton).....reading between the lines ----- its going to be the 'national centre' as mentioned else where on the forum and in the BMFA news.....

ken Anderson.... ne...1 reading between the lines dept.

iqon29/04/2015 19:24:59
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If it is , its 104 acres in right location.......smiley

john stones 129/04/2015 19:28:29
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I'm just a trusting fella, having been told "nothings decided yet" I took it to be something else.

John

Paul Marsh29/04/2015 19:55:46
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Makes a change from the numerous football academy's around the country. Been to a few, doing site work and the money they've got and the spending they can do is silly. Why not on model flying site as well.

cymaz29/04/2015 21:19:02
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I think this must be it.....Anyone got a spare £1,250,000??

John Privett29/04/2015 21:44:40
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It's here too, but marked as SOLD (Subject to Contract)

Martin Harris30/04/2015 00:17:23
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Don't worry, there's a much better field half a mile to the North with a nice tarmac runway which the RAF only use once in a while now they've given away all our Harriers....

avtur30/04/2015 00:26:09
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At £1.25m and with a BMFA membership of approx 30,000, that works out around £40 a head ...

Could do with a donation from an altruistic lottery winner ...

I wonder when the membership will be told about this? ... because I'm sure that not all BMFA members are active on this forum and therefore wouldn't know about this.

avtur30/04/2015 00:33:41
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Posted by Martin Harris on 30/04/2015 00:17:23:

Don't worry, there's a much better field half a mile to the North with a nice tarmac runway which the RAF only use once in a while now they've given away all our Harriers....

What are you 'Wittering' on about ???

cymaz30/04/2015 06:26:43
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Posted by avtur on 30/04/2015 00:26:09:

At £1.25m and with a BMFA membership of approx 30,000, that works out around £40 a head ...

Could do with a donation from an altruistic lottery winner ...

I wonder when the membership will be told about this? ... because I'm sure that not all BMFA members are active on this forum and therefore wouldn't know about this.

When the begging bowl comes around.

john stones 130/04/2015 10:17:09
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No reply from the BMFA yet then not even from those "involved" that have viewed this ? It's only a question fellas. Same bulletin shows that they moved quickly enough about the recent A.C.E. kerfuffle.

John

Cuban830/04/2015 11:00:22
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Posted by cymaz on 30/04/2015 06:26:43:
Posted by avtur on 30/04/2015 00:26:09:

At £1.25m and with a BMFA membership of approx 30,000, that works out around £40 a head ...

Could do with a donation from an altruistic lottery winner ...

I wonder when the membership will be told about this? ... because I'm sure that not all BMFA members are active on this forum and therefore wouldn't know about this.

When the begging bowl comes around.

I'm in favour of the National Centre idea, but slipping out the intention of ........... "contacting the selling agent of Laws Lawn Farm in East Northamptonshire in order to open negotiations on making an offer to purchase (subject to contract) the said property" in a club bulletin, appears to be a good way of upsetting people. Why now before the results of the feasibility study have even been released? Very odd.

David P Williams30/04/2015 11:36:44
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The location just happens to be a couple of villages away from where Manny Williamson lives........just sayin

Edited By David P Williams on 30/04/2015 11:37:18

Martyn K30/04/2015 11:39:03
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Hope they get 'Change of Use' planning approved before they commit to buy.

Some saving could be made by moving the HQ function to the dilapidated buildings though

Martyn

Jon Laughton30/04/2015 11:45:51
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Doesn't anyone have anything positive to say........?

There's a lot of supposition here and few facts....

Martyn K30/04/2015 11:50:50
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I think that it is great and I hope it goes well. Looks big enough to hold the RC and CL Nats although not sure what access would be like

I suspect that a loan/mortgage will be taken out say - payable over 25 years - that will reduce the burden on the membership. Its low risk as land prices will always rise.

The biggest risk is that planning permission is granted for housing within a mile or so and the site gets a noise embargo

Martyn

Jon Laughton30/04/2015 11:52:20
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Some positivity at last! Well done / well said Martyn!

Edited By Jon Laughton on 30/04/2015 11:52:32

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