Details of the current planning application that includes increasing the number of flights at Farnborough airport.

On 6 November, Farnborough Airport Ltd submitted a planning application to:

  • Increase the maximum number of annual aircraft movements from 50,000 to 70,000 per annum, including an increase in non-weekday aircraft movements from 8,900 to 18,900 per annum
  • Amend the aircraft weight category of 50,000 to 80,000 kg to 55,000 to 80,000 kg, and an increase from 1,500 to 2,100 aircraft movements within this category, including an increase from 270 to 570 annual aircraft movements for non-weekdays
  • Replace conditions numbers 7 (1:10,000 risk contour) and 8 (1:100,000 risk contour) of the existing planning permission with a new condition to produce public safety zone maps in accordance with the Civil Aviation Authority/Department for Transport requirements

The council validated the application on 10 November, and the planning application reference number is 23/00794/REVPP.

Documents relating to the application

You can review the documents submitted with the planning application on our planning applications website.

Because there are a large number of documents associated with this application, you may want to use the 'filter by' function to help you search for a particular document. You can see a list of all documents submitted with the planning application, including versions, in the Farnborough airport planning application documents list.

Hard copies of all the documents are also available to view at the council offices and at Aldershot library and Farnborough library during opening hours.

Consultation on the application

For residents in Rushmoor

We have sent a consultation letter to all residents shown on our map in the inbound and outbound flight paths of the airport.

We have also displayed eight site notices around the application site and placed an advert in the Hampshire Independent newspaper. 

Consultation outside Rushmoor

Although the airport is in Rushmoor, changes to flight paths affect areas outside the borough.

Farnborough airport's inbound and outbound flight path likely to be below 4,000 ft spreads across the boroughs of Guildford, Woking, Surrey Heath, Waverley, East Hampshire and Hart. 

We have therefore consulted relevant parish and town council and have placed adverts covering these areas in the Hampshire Independent and Surrey Advertiser newspapers.

Determination of the planning application

Our aim is for our Development Management Committee to decide the planning application in March 2024 so we meet statutory timescales.

You will be able to attend this meeting to listen to the debate and decision, or view it online via a live stream. We will publish more details nearer the time. 

How to comment

The deadline for us to receive comments is Sunday 17 December, which is in line with statutory timescales. This is an extension on the original deadline of 4 December. We will update this page if we extend this deadline further. It is at our discretion to accept additional comments after the deadline.

If you use our planning applications website to provide your comments on the application, there is a 500-character limit for your main comments. You can also email us at, where there is no limit for the length of your comments.

If you have any questions, please contact us using the contact details below. 

We are expecting a significant number of public comments and enquiries. We therefore ask for your patience and understanding during this time as we process them. 

We will not be able to reply to consultation comments because of the volume we expect to be submitted.

Contact us

Farnborough airport consultation

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