Airport consultation extended

Contributed by editor on Jan 02, 2007 - 08:05 PM

The public consultation programme of the two planning applications for the expansion of Lydd Airport has been extended by Shepway Council. 

The applications – one for a 500,000 passenger terminal building and 637 space car park, and the other for a 294-metre runway extension together with a 150-metre starter extension – were submitted to the council on 18 December. Because of the Christmas period, details of the applications and consultation will not be available until the New Year. 

The council will be extending its usual 21-day period for comment and is planning a six-week consultation programme. 

Statutory site and press notices are expected to be published by mid-January and this will be followed by more extensive public consultation, including exhibitions and evening presentations. Details of the consultation programme will be advertised through the local media, on the council’s website and via parish and town councils. 

Copies of the planning applications and related documents will be available to view in council offices, on the website and at the exhibitions and presentations. 

The applications are likely to take between three and six months to assess and will then be presented to full council for consideration.