Biggin Hill Airport consultation opportunity until mid-April

Supplementary Consultation on plans to introduce a new landing system for Runway 03 at Biggin Hill Airport

London Biggin Hill Airport plans to install an all-weather aircraft guidance system for flights landing at the airport from the south west.

We consulted widely on these proposals between November 2015 and February 2016. That Consultation Document and the Post Consultation report – which collated all the responses to the original consultation – are in the airport’s website and remain available at www.bigginhillairport.com/stakeholder-consultation

The original consultation determined that further work was necessary to resolve some technical details with other airspace users, including Heathrow and Gatwick Airports. That work is ongoing.

In the meantime, we (Biggin Hill Airport) are proposing an amendment to the last few miles of the approach route, which more closely follows the line of existing transport infrastructure such as the A23 trunk road and the M25. This supplementary consultation is specifically about that amendment.

This consultation, which runs for a six-week period from 27th February until mid-April 2017, is being conducted in accordance with the procedures laid down by the Cabinet Office and the UK Civil Aviation Authority.

We hereby invite you to respond to the consultation as a constituency, local government, interest group or airspace user group representative – or as a neighbour or other stakeholder.

Please go to: www.bigginhillairport.com/stakeholder-consultation
to access the consultation document and for guidance as to how you can respond.

Thank you in advance for your co-operation.

Annie Holmes
Annie.Holmes@bigginhillairport.com

Planning application for new traveller site next to Knockholt station

Land Adjacent to Knockholt station north side Sevenoaks road.

Change of use of land for siting of caravans for residential use for occupation by Irish Travelers with an amenity block, septic tank, hard standing, reproofing of land and boundary fence. Part retrospective.

Please put your views in writing to Clare Preece, Planning Division, Bromley Council, Civic Centre, Bromley, BR1 3UH.

Further details on Bromley Planning Portal

Flightpath Watch asks you to attend “Call-In” Meeting this Tuesday, 5 Jan 2016

IT IS VITAL EVERYONE ATTENDS THE “CALL-IN” MEETING
THIS TUESDAY

The Call-in has been successfully launched by 12 councillors and as a consequence at 7pm on Tuesday 5th January 2015, the Executive and Resources Policy Development and Scrutiny Committee will sit to scrutinise the decision. There are 15 councillors who sit on the committee and using the voting on the 25th November as a guide 9 voted for the additional hours and 6 voted against, so you can see how important it is for the scrutiny to be forensic in an effort to alter opinions. We understand this will be a public meeting and Flightpath Watch Supporters are encouraged to attend. Please also play your part in encouraging local friends and neighbours who have similar views to attend. We are not yet sure if witnesses will be required to give evidence, but we are hopeful and have warned our professional advisors to keep the date free.

We will watch keenly the process leading to the call-in. We will be considering further work with consultants (including legal consultants) to provide information to the councillors who have called in the decision as well as study the possibility of a legal challenge. The latter was postponed last March because the decision was not yet final but we are considering this possibility again now, on the basis of the irregularities which have become apparent.

Please be there!
7pm, Tuesday 5th January, 2015
Stockwell Close, Bromley, Greater London BR1 3UH

Biggin Hill Airport Consultation

Bromley Council’s consultation is now underway following Biggin Hill Airport Limited’s proposal to extend the operating hours at the airport. Please respond to this consultation by visiting our website (www.bromley.gov.uk/bigginhillairport) where full details about the proposals can be viewed and the survey filled in online via the link below. The survey does have scope for comments but individuals and groups can e-mail additional comments to airport.consultation@bromley.gov.uk if needed.

As part of the consultation process, over the coming days, we are distributing a letter and survey to all households across the borough as a way of ensuring that all residents are alerted and have access to the information that is being presented.

Please note that consultation formally closes on Friday 13th March at 17.00 hours. The results of this consultation will then be presented to the Council’s Executive for their consideration alongside BHAL’s proposal and other commentary.

We welcome your views and will consider them all very carefully before making a decision but unfortunately we will not be able to respond to individual comments.

Jenny Gordon
Communications Officer
London Borough of Bromley
Tel: 0208 313 4314
www.bromley.gov.uk

Seismic Goings On at Pratts Bottom: fracking hell?

Tesla Exploration International Ltd

Photo Tesla Exploration International Ltd

Unlikely as it may seem, the major seismological survey being carried out around Pratts Bottom, Knockholt and Farnborough by Tesla Exploration Ltd is to explore for “oil” (more likely, shale gas) for Northdown Energy Ltd, a partner of the Texas-based Alamo Energy Corporation.

The Sevenoaks planning application is available here but it doesn’t state the purpose: http://www.sevenoakstown.gov.uk/updates/20130204PlanAg.pdf

Note reference to an “oil discovery” at Knockholt: http://www.oilvoice.com/n/Alamo_Energy_Announces_Partnership_With_Northdown_Energy_to_Develop_UK_Weald_Basin_Acreage/8977c5fa7b74.aspx

Apparently we are considered to be in part of the “Weald Basin” and if you drill down far enough there are oil deposits: http://www.thisiskent.co.uk/Yes-s-true-hunt-oil-planned-Sevenoaks/story-18076098-detail/story.html#axzz2U1JIv3ov

When will the nodding donkeys arrive? I think we should be told.

nodding donkey