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Highflyers to build 30-plus-room accommodation in the Cotswolds

Highflyers from Gloucestershire are hoping new accommodation for 30-plus in the Cotswolds will fill the vacuum left by the sale to Dyson of their former home.

We are talking about accommodation for 32 on a site within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty near Bourton-on-the-Water.

The highflyers in question being the members of the 621/637 Volunteer Gliding Squadron and the development being on the Little Rissington Airfield.

The South East Reserve Forces and Cadet's Association (SERFCA), who, on behalf of the MOD, manage the estates of the Reserve Forces, ACF and ATC within the region, sold their previous base at Hullavington airfield to Dyson in 2016.

The 621 VGS has been lodging with 637 VGS at Little Rissington ever since and before operations require uninterrupted sleep.

Planning permission for the new development - a "32 Bed Sleeping Accommodation Block", kitchen store extension, operations building extension and vehicle garage lean-to" has been granted by the Cotswold District Council.

It will mean an additional 700 square metres of new internal floorspace and also provide 19 car parking spaces and six 'other' spaces - believed to be for minibuses and the like.

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