Biggin Hill Airport Limited proposals
The council's Executive will be meeting in June to consider Biggin Hill Airport Limited's responses to the various conditions stipulated by the council before the council would be prepared to vary the operating hours. Details about this meeting and the draft agenda have been published, with other non-related reports also on the agenda, to be published when they are available.
The decision to grant an extension of operating hours, with stringent conditions and obligations for BHAL, including the Noise Action Plan, follows the council meeting last November. The council received the application from Biggin Hill Airport to change their operating hours because the council owns the freehold to the airport. Therefore, the airport, as the tenant, formally requested permission from the council as the landlord.
The council has owned the freehold of the airport for many years, generating a rental income for council taxpayers. The primary reason it was purchased was to ensure its long term success, whilst at the same time protecting residents' interests from across the borough and those living under the flightpath.