Biggin Hill Airport decision date in November

Published Friday, 16 October 2015

The application to increase operating hours at Biggin Hill Airport will be considered further next month in a special full council meeting, with an anticipated decision made by the Executive.

The special meeting of the council follows discussions with Biggin Hill Airport Limited (BHAL) about their proposals which were submitted to the council in its official capacity as the freeholder, with Biggin Hill Airport, the tenant.  The meeting is being held in public on Wednesday 25 November at 7 pm in the Great Hall, which is part of the Civic Centre campus.  Immediately after this, the Council’s Executive will then make a decision about BHAL’s proposal, with this meeting also being held in the Great Hall. 

Councillor Stephen Carr, Leader of Bromley Council said, “We are taking this relatively unusual step of publishing and publicising this report as part of our commitment to keep everyone informed and to give an opportunity for the information to be properly considered.  Whilst there has already been substantial opportunity to comment, not just as part of the council’s consultation, if people want to comment about the published report and the information contained in it, we would encourage them to do so over the coming weeks so that these views can be properly considered.”  

Comments received before the November 2015 meeting will be summarised and presented at the meeting so that they can be considered alongside all the other information, including the correspondence received by the council since the March Executive meeting.   

Comments can either be e-mailed to airport.consultation@bromley.gov.uk or alternatively, written correspondence should be addressed to Airport Consultation Group, Bromley Civic Centre, Stockwell Close, Bromley BR1 3UH.  

Details about BHAL’s proposals, including a link to the published report, subject to amendment, are available by visiting www.bromley.gov.uk/bigginhillairport

ENDS 

  • Editor’s notes: Following the full council meeting in March, the council’s Executive agreed "That subject to agreement from the airport to all concessions conditions and obligations which can reasonably be required in consideration for agreeing a variation to the Operating Criteria in the Third Schedule to the lease and subject to the Executive being satisfied with the concessions conditions and obligations negotiated, the executive should then agree in principle to the extension of hours and consult again with council before the final decision is made."  
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