Biggin Hill airport’s 2012 Olympics expansion plans rejected
has been rejected.
for flights during the 2012 Games.
were against the increased operating hours.
Flights take off from, and land at, Biggin Hill airport between 07:30 BST and
21:00 BST on weekdays, with slightly shorter operating hours over the weekend.
BST to 22:00 BST and increase its opening hours by two hours on Satudays and three
hours on Sundays.
Leader of Bromley Council, Stephen Carr, said it was not just the concerns of
people living under the flight paths that influenced the council’s decision.
flights over the Olympic period.
which the Executive weren’t convinced were necessary.”
operators to run a daily flight which I’m now going to have to turn down.”
success and in this day and age we need every bit of encouragement for business.”
request to vary their lease during Olympic Games period. It ends on 29th July.
The earlier application was rejected by Bromley Council in March. The scope of
the request has been reduced somewhat. Bromley FoEsaid it was deeply disappointing
that the airport has resubmitted its application which will cause anxiety among
the thousands living under the flightpath.
hours for the Olympics. The airport had requested permission from its landlord
Bromley Council to change the lease so it could open from 6.30am to 11pm each
day from July 13 to Sept 23 in 2012. Its current opening hours are 6.30am and
10pm in the week and 9am to 8pm at weekends. The airport also wanted a relaxation
of the ban on fare-paying passengers.
its Lease, and has said so in his submission to the consultation. He feels running
scheduled services and carrying individual fare paying passengers requires the
explicit permission of Bromley Council, as landlord. If these restrictions are
lifted, even if temporarily for the Olympics, the Council risks undermining a
key point of principle and getting larger, noisier planes.
about new early-morning and late-night flights over the borough, the Bromley Times
reports. Biggin Hill Airport has applied to Bromley Council, which owns the airport
freehold, to allow aircraft activity as early as 06:30 and as late as 23:00, seven
days a week for a 10-week period during the Olympic and Paralympic games in summer
2012. Charter flight operators would also be able to charge per passenger during
period over the decision until February 18, action group Bromley Residents Against
Airport Development (BRAAD), which opposes the proposals, says that not enough
has been done to gauge public opinion. UK Airport News
Biggin Hill airport is hopeful of cashing in on an Olympic bonus
key gateway partly by increasing its hours so it is open from 6.30am to 11pm
each day from July 13 to September 23. The lease currently permits flights between
6.30am and 10pm in the week and from 9am to 8pm at weekends. Local group BRAAD,
Bromley Residents Against Airport Development, says the longer hours will badly
affect residents and be of no benefit to them.
Increase in Biggin Hill Airport Traffic for Olympics in 2012 BIGGIN HILL: Airport wants to be ‘the top-rated gateway’ to London 2012
that is set to create 300 new jobs for the area. Middle Eastern jet company Rizon
is constructing a £10million, 13,000 square metre hanger with aircraft parking,
maintenance and passenger processing facilities, set to open at the end of May.
A new 75-bed hotel will open near the airport.(Kent News)