WINGS was formed in June 1998 by the residents of Diseworth concerned over indiscriminate commercial developments, which threaten the quality of life and environment of local communities
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Derby DE74 2QE

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OBJECTIVE of the Group:-

To keep our community informed and take action about plans and developments having the potential to negatively affect our environment and health.

 1998  June: WINGS Established

WINGS affiliates to Aviation Environment Federation and Council for the Protection of Rural England.

East Midlands Airport; Application to Extend the Runway – WINGS responds to the Environmental Impact Statement: Stanger Report

Arlington Plc –WINGS oppose plans for this development.

 1999  WINGS organise Conference in Kegworth

          WINGS attend EMA Independent Consultative Forum

WINGS attend meeting-Road Plans for the Region

2000   East Midlands Draft Spatial Plan – WINGS Reply

          WINGS Responds to East Midlands Regional Planning Guidance

Invited to attend public examination

          Attend AEF/FoE Conference Birmingham.

          Attend AEF AGM London.

East Midlands Airport; 2nd Application to Extend the Runway – WINGS responds to the Environmental Impact Statement: Scott Wilson Report

2001   Invited to attend public examination of draft Structure Plan for Leicestershire.

Respond to Flooding of Diseworth Brook

Objection  to Sunday aircraft training which was effective.

Successfully opposed freight depot at Farm Cottage on the edge of village.

Responded to Government’s paper on the Future of Aviation.

2002   Attended  a series of meetings (to attempt to achieve an agreement over reducing night flight noise) with the Airport Management, Freight and Parcels operatives, the local authorities and representatives of residents groups around EMA and the Association of Airport Related Parish councils.

Attendance at a day conference at Nottingham University to receive papers about the Government’s Planning Green Paper.

Involved in discussions, David Jamieson MP, Under Secretary of State for Aviation, David Taylor MP, NWL and NWLDC, about designation of East Midlands Airport.

Attended Multi-Modal Study on M1 corridor, A543, A50 the Airport and junctions 23a and 24. 

WINGS set up a campaign group to inform communities of the implications of the Future of Aviation proposals.

WINGS set up a web site with AEF and arrange meetings about Future of Aviation in Diseworth, Hathern and Long Whatton.

WINGS become involved with Airport Watch.

Fuel spill on the Airport site and the watercourse passing into Diseworth Brook.

Day of Action organised by WINGS to coincide with a National Day of Action held in London on the 23rd November 2002.

2003   WINGS give written response to the Government’s Consultation on the Future Development of Aviation in the UK.

WINGS helps to influence the Association of Airport Related Parish Councils.

WINGS Continues on the Executive of AEF.

2004   East Midlands Airport; 3rd Application to Extend the Runway – WINGS

responds to the Environmental Impact Statement: Scott Wilson Report Supplement.

Public Meeting organised by WINGS with guest speakers NWLDC Chair of Performance Monitoring Board and Chief Planning Officer – aircraft noise nuisance and road widening of M1.

2006   Response to NEMA’s Draft Masterplan for the future development of the Airport.



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