HC Deb 01 August 1951 vol 491 c203W
71. Commander Maitland

asked the Secretary of State for Air the considerations on which he decided that a total width of 550 yards for runways and perimeter tracks is necessary for safety and efficient operation in an airfield in Lincolnshire of which he has knowledge; and whether he is aware of the consequent reduction in good agricultural land available for food production.

Mr. Crawley

The total width required is 1,550 feet which is the minimum necessary for safe operation.