Sleap airfield is set to be expanded after planning permission was granted by Shropshire Council.

Plans submitted by the airfield to build up to 11 new aircraft hangers along with a new access road were granted planning permission by the council to help the airfield deal with increased demand.

In the design and access statement presented to Shropshire councils planning department it was revealed that they intend to “change the use of a parcel of agricultural land to allow the erection of aircraft hangers, including detailed planning for the roadway serving the subject land plus two hangers.”

It was argued that “Sleap Airfield has an established number of aircraft hangars affording parking for privately owned and operated light aircraft. Due to increased demand for hangars, the applicants are keen to afford a modest expansion of the site.”


“Planning consent is sought to establish the principle of situating aircraft hangers to the south of the airfield.”

“Alongside detailed plans submitted for two hangers and formulisation for the service road serving aircraft and operators vehicles."

Planning officer Tracy Darke said in her report “The proposal to construct additional hangars for the storage of light aircraft is considered acceptable in principle in this location.

“The site will not result in any adverse visual impact on the countryside and will not result in any impact on ecology or surface water drainage.

“It is not envisaged that the minor increase in storage of planes at the airfield will result in any significant impact on noise or disturbance to local residents.”