As part of the upgrades to the safety zones around Liverpool Airport - ordered by the aviation authority the CAA - to reduce the risk of aircraft overshooting the runway. the Mound, which is used by aircraft spotters and visitors has been levelled off and closed.
The upgrades include the re-opening of Baileys Lane and the closing off - stopping off, of Dungeon Lane to provide a run off strip on the nearby field - for aircraft that may overshoot the runway.
The concrete blocks shown in the below photographs are temporay, and will be removed once the new run-off strip and fences are erected.
Access to Dungeon Lane will be partly diverted into the small General Aviation area, while Baileys Lane will be re-opend, after it being closed for several years by two specially designed gates. A new bridal path will be re-instated from Hale Road to Baileys Lane, while fences will be erected around the field at the end of the threshold area of runway 2.7, allowing aircraft to safely overshoot ...