Development set to take off on Crail airfield?

Developers are showing an interest in Crail airfield for a range of uses (picture by Tam Pelan)
Developers are showing an interest in Crail airfield for a range of uses (picture by Tam Pelan)
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Crail Airfield could become a major development site including housing, commercial, tourism, recreation and leisure facilities and a hotel.

Broughty Ferry planning consultants EMAC have asked Fife Council for advice on whether an Environmental Impact Assessment of the site is needed before a formal planning application is made by Landvest PCC Ltd, which is in the early stages of considering whether to submit an application for the site.

The first airfield at Crail was built for World War I operations, when it was controlled by the Royal Air Force.

With the outbreak of the Second World War the Royal Navy took over the site and it was christened HMS Jackdaw.

It continued in military use until 1960, and saw use as the Royal Navy Boys Training Facility, an army transit camp and as the Joint Services School for Linguistics.

Since then the airfield has been in agricultural use and the buildings used for light industry.

Most recently it has been the venue for car boot sales and motor sports and while some of the buildings on the site continue to be used the majority are now falling into disrepair.