I can confirm that we have now received an application from TAG to vary Condition 8 of their planning permission (reference APP/P1750/A/06/2024640 issued by the Secretaries of State on 13 March 2008) to allow an increase in business aviation movements from 28,000 to a maximum of 50,000 movements per annum . The application includes an increase in the number of business aviation movements at weekends and bank holidays from 5000 to 8900 per annum. We are required to make a decision on the application within sixteen weeks: otherwise, the applicant has a right of appeal to the Secretary of State. This period will expire on 29 September
As I am sure you would expect, a large public consultation exercise is planned informing everyone on the flight paths either end of the runway together with all those who made comment on the weekend flying application back in 2005/06. This will amount to over 10,000 notification letters and people will be given six weeks to respond ending on 27 July.
Details of the application can be inspected at the Council Offices or on the internet through our webpage www.rushmoor.gov.uk and by following the link Planning Application On-Line. There may be a few days delay before the information is all available on the internet.
The decision on the planning application will be made by the Development Control Committee and it is likely that this will need to be at a special meeting yet to be arranged.