Bromley Council has once again rejected an application from Biggin Hill Airport Ltd (BHAL) to alter terms within the lease.

BHAL, which has been the council’s tenant since agreeing a lease in 1994, had submitted a request to change a clause within the lease that defines who is permitted to use the airport. 

Speaking about the decision, Councillor Christopher Marlow, Portfolio Holder for Resources, Commissioning and Contract Management said, “As landlord to Biggin Hill Airport, the council had a duty to give the application due consideration. Having done so, we have decided the correct course of action is to refuse this application.

“I would like to offer my thanks to the numerous residents, and their ward councillors, who shared their views on this topic. As is ever the case, the council will continue to protect residents’ best interests and our environment while supporting our local businesses, including the airport, which we hope will remain successful operating within the agreed terms of the lease.”

The latest application form Biggin Hill Airport followed a previous application that was refused in May 2021. The latest application differed in the detail of the suggested altered wording.

When making the application, Biggin Hill Airport suggested that if the application was refused they would take their claim to a tribunal. In the event this happens, Bromley Council will contest the claim.

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Published: 2nd December 2022