Grounded: Council rejects Biggin Hill Airport’s Olympic bid
COUNCILLORS have turned down Biggin Hill Airport’s request to extend opening hours for next year’s Olympics for the second time.
Bromley Council’s executive committee met tonight to discuss the airport’s revised proposals in front of a busy public gallery.
This followed a consultation which found 60 per cent of respondents against the plan, down from 95 per cent last time around.
The council rejected the airport's first application in March.
In the airport’s latest proposals, it wished to keep the same opening hours during the week but lift one-way flight restrictions during the first and last hours.
The current opening hours are between 6.30am and 10pm in the week and from 9am to 8pm at weekends.
It wanted to open at 8am at weekends, close at 9pm on Saturdays and 10pm on Sundays.