The public consultation on plans to increase the number of flights and weekend flying at Farnborough Airport began on Monday (13 November).

It comes after Farnborough Airport Ltd submitted a planning application to Rushmoor Borough Council to increase the number of flights from 50,000 to 70,000 a year and double the number of weekend flights from 8,900 to 18,900, and to allow heavier aircraft to use the airport. 

Residents who want to find out more details and to comment on the proposals should go to our Farnborough airport planning application page.

Printed copies of the documents are now available to view at the council offices in Farnborough, and Aldershot and Farnborough libraries.  

The closing date for comments is midnight on Sunday 17 December, which is in line with statutory timescales. If this date is extended, this will be set out on the council’s website. 

The council is expecting a significant number of public comments and will be unable to reply to them.   

It is also writing to around 30,000 households in Rushmoor, who are under the flight path, and will also be consulting with neighbouring authorities, as well as advertising the application on site notices around the airport and in local newspapers.    

It is expected that the council will consider the planning application in March. 

Rushmoor Borough Council’s Cabinet member for Planning and Economy, Councillor Gareth Lyon, said: “We know these plans will generate significant interest among our residents and lots of people will want to have their say on these proposals. I would encourage everyone to study the plans closely and give us their thoughts over the next few weeks, so we have a good measure of public opinion.” 

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