New location of Bovingdon Market is given planning approval

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  • Market has moved from east/west runway to north-east/south-west runway
  • Wendy Fair Markets has been operating from the site since the 1970s
  • Retrospective planning application is given permission

A retrospective planning application to move Bovingdon Market has been given the green light despite objections.

Last Thursday, Dacorum Borough Council’s development control committee gave permission for the new market location within Bovingdon Airfield. 
Wendy Fair Markets has relocated from the east/west runway to the north-east/south-west runway.

The operator, which has been selling from the site since the 1970s, said the new location provides better car parking facilities and is closer to the village, allowing more customers to walk there.

The move, which puts the 400-stall Saturday market, closer to homes had been met with objections from the village parish council the Environment Agency and Dacorum Borough Council’s own planning department, which described it as inappropriate development on the Green Belt.

The site of the market was previously used for banger racing, which stopped around five years ago. More recently it has been used for filming.