There seems to be lots of monemtum gathering from the people of lincolshire to try and over turn the decision by the MOD, with over 12K people signed petitions to keep Scampton openhttps://www.lincolnshirelive.co.uk/news ... ow-1827462https://thelincolnite.co.uk/2018/07/ove ... -scampton/
In 2013 Lincolshire county council-led multi-million pound plan to turn the base into the UK's top aviation heritage centre as well as hosting regular air shows, exhibitions and even a hotel, helping to secure the Red Arrows' future as posted above
Tony McArdle, then chief executive of Lincolnshire County Council, said: “We’ve believed in this vision for a while – now it’s time to see what it would actually look like.
"It’s a very ambitious plan for a huge, unique, national attraction, with huge economic benefits for Lincolnshire.”
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Kenneth Bannerman, founder of the Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust, argues that public opinion could help save Scampton from closure.
He said he would like to keep the Red Arrows there - but says the base must not close.
"The situation facing Scampton is terrible," he said.
"The absolutely top priority would be to keep it open as an airfield, at the very least a commercial one, and secure it as home to the Red Arrows.
"We simply cannot afford to lose this place. The base is in very severe trouble but it is not the end.
"The way to go about helping to save it is simply to highlight the phenomenal all-round value of Scampton.
"If you build up a serious level of public support the politicians, if they have any sense, cannot ignore this groundswell of support."