Council planners support airport expansionBy Jack Sommers
October 26, 2009
PLANNERS at Rushmoor Borough Council have backed plans to double the number of flights going in and out of Farnborough Airport.
Officers have been studying issues surrounding TAG’s application to go from 28,000 to 50,000 flights a year such as noise, public risk and air pollution.
Councillor's sitting on the authority's planning committee will meet on November 11 to make a decision but the officers are recommending permission be granted.
This should be on the condition it is referred to the Secretary of State and a “package of improvements” is carried out, they said.
The report detailing what improvements need to be done and why it should referred to the secretary of state will be published on October 28.
For more on this story, see this week's News and Mail, out on Friday, October 30.