Council approves extension of Biggin Hill opening hours at meeting
PUBLISHED: 09:52 16 June 2016 | UPDATED: 16:32 16 June 2016
The hours will not be changed until conditions are met
A meeting of Bromley council’s decision making body approved plans to extend the opening hours of Biggin Hill Airport last night.
The airport had proposed to extend its operation by staying open an hour later on weekdays, from 8am to 11pm, and operating for a further three hours on weekends and bank holidays, from 8am to 10pm.
After several meetings, which started back in November, the council decided in January that the airport hours could be extended following a review of conditions, including a noise action plan.
Will Curtis, managing director at London Biggin Hill Airport, said: ““We are pleased that our revised airport hours and the associated operating conditions have now been formally agreed by the council.
“Biggin Hill Airport now has a formal plan to install the most comprehensive noise mitigation measures of any airport of its size in the UK before the new hours come into use.
“We can now move forward to establishing Biggin Hill Airport’s position as London’s premier business and general aviation airport doing much as it already does today.
“We are confident that the changes we have made will encourage inward investment, create high value skilled jobs and contribute significantly to the public purse, helping to pay for badly needed public services.”
Following Wednesday’s approval, the airport will extend its hours once all of the conditions have been met and put in place.