A DEAL has been struck to allow a model aircraft club to continue flying from a public park.
Last month it got into a dogfight with the local authority over whether its members could continue to use Pleasington Playing Fields in Blackburn.
Blackburn with Darwen Council said new regulations meant the site was no longer appropriate for the practice and proposed to prohibit it.
Blackburn and District Model Aircraft Club vowed to fight the ban saying town hall officials had misunderstood the new rules.
Now following a meeting it has been given permission to carry on flying from the playing fields subject to new safety procedures.
It has been flying from the site since 1938.
The club has produced a comprehensive risk assessment with new safe operating practices.
These include: no models over 7.5Kg or gas turbine powered models to be flown; the maximum numbers…