RAF North Witham tower future in doubt

North Witham control tower The airfield was used by US Pathfinder troops during WWII

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The Forestry Commission has said it has no immediate plans to demolish a former RAF control tower located on one of its Lincolnshire sites.

The building at North Witham, near Grantham, has recently been cordoned off, prompting concerns for its future.

The commission said it was "structurally unsound" and had been fenced off for safety reasons.

Campaigners are calling for repairs to be made out of respect to the troops based there during WWII.

'Lost forever'
North Witham control tower The former RAF camp was sold off in 1960

Jo Atkinson, of the Forestry Commission (FC), said: "There has been quite a lot of vandalism and we have fenced it off while we look at the options."

She stressed that no final decision had been made on what will happen to the building and a public meeting was planned for January.

But campaigner Kit Harvey says the commission should be doing more to help with the repairs needed to secure its future.

"This building represents a standing memorial to those who served and is about to be lost for ever," he said.

An online petition to save it has already been launched.

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