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Letter: Remarkable Display of Poppies To Remember Wisley Airfield By

Published on: 10 Jun, 2024
Updated on: 10 Jun, 2024

Wisley Airfield poppies

From: Mark Watson

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By next year this will be torn up by developers Taylor Wimpey. Here is a last chance to see the former Wisley Airfield before this remarkable landscape is concreted over and 1,800 houses built.

It has been left to return to its remarkable natural state this year after the farmers’ leases were not renewed in anticipation of winning the appeal.

It is the most remarkable landscape of poppies I have ever seen.


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Responses to Letter: Remarkable Display of Poppies To Remember Wisley Airfield By

  1. Alan Robertson Reply

    June 11, 2024 at 1:42 pm

    Sadly, the rural, agricultural landscape could be replaced by sub standard, over-priced, featureless houses with no viable infrastructure and promised amenities which will never be provided. Taylor Wimpey have a long, nationwide, track record of building homes in unsuitable places which often stand empty when potential purchasers are confronted with the stark reality of attempting to live there.

  2. Jan Messinger Reply

    June 11, 2024 at 11:43 pm

    It looks stunning and very poignant. What a shame it won’t look like that every year. After all we see plenty of houses for sale it’s not like there are zero houses to buy in the area.

  3. Aubrey Leahy Reply

    June 14, 2024 at 12:49 am

    Beautiful. I still utterly fail to comprehend why the former Wisley Airfield was not purchased by the Royal Hoticultural Society. What would it have cost, five, six, maybe even seven pounds per member?

  4. Tony Jones Reply

    June 17, 2024 at 1:14 pm

    Prompted by the wonderful report (many thanks) I ventured with friends to the former airfield today (17th June) and the display on a sunny morning – truly memorable. As for the skylarks, what a sound and countless in number.

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