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Woodford Aerodrome is being torn down for new houses

One of the best known parts of the North West's aviation heritage is being torn down to build houses.

An attempt to stop the redevelopment failed so the hangars and runways at Woodford Aerodrome in Cheshire are going.

The site was once home to the famous Lancaster and Vulcan bombers. A landowner wanted the scheme stopped, claiming it would damage the greenbelt. But the Appeal Court ruled it would actually "enhance" the area.

Ralph Blunsom reports.