Plymouth, Devon (PRWEB UK) 2 May 2015
Viable, the campaign group behind the project to protect Plymouth Airport will be making a major announcement at a public meeting on 8th May 2015 at The University of St Mark's and St John's at 7pm to explain to the public the next phase in re-opening Plymouth airport.
In recent months the airport site has been visited by the Transport Secretary, Patrick McLoughlin, UK Independence Party Leader, Nigel Farage as well as support from Shadow Chancellor, Ed Balls.
Raoul Witherall, Chairman of Viable said "We have campaigned hard over the last 4 years and have successfully seen the Local authority protect the airport site in the Plymouth Plan. In addition George Osborne agreed as part of the budget to launch an inquiry into the airport and its future. Whoever is Prime Minister after the election, one of their primary objectives will be to grow the economy. If we want to grow as a city, create more jobs, attract more investment, we need an airport. With the support of the general public, government at all levels (local and national) and a strong business case, it's not 'if' but 'when' the airport will reopen".
Viable has been working with aviation industry experts to commission reports and obtain independent scrutiny over its plans.
Richard Crocker, one of the Directors of Viable stated "As a organisation we have taken the airport to the highest level of Government as well as sought to increase the national profile of the issue by talking with local and national media. The airport is an essential part of linking Plymouth with the rest of the UK, we have had support from both Labour and the Conservatives, so we have cross party support for Plymouth Airport. Our next phase is build on the work done so far, working alongside our aviation partners who will scrutinise and give us independent authoritative verification that our Airport plan is credible".