Residents in Bedford County have concerns about Liberty University's rezoning request to expand the New London Airport. According to the Virginia Department of Aviation, New London Airport is privately owned by Liberty University, but run for public use.
They said federal and state agencies are less involved if an airport is privately owned, but said Liberty has not requested that license from them yet.
Lisa Hawkins, a resident who lives 1,000 feet from the airport, worries about what a privately owned airport could mean for her community. "Types of planes, the jets, the impact to the surrounding neighborhoods, impact to the environment, impact to the farms, none of that has been shared in the application with the community," she said.
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