Rochester Airport hangar. Image credit: David Anstiss
Ellen Forster

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Rochester Airport development ready for take off

Rochester Airport’s £4 million redevelopment plans have been approved by councillors despite widespread opposition.

There were more than 700 people objections to the proposals for the “economic hub” over concerns about noise, safety and the effect on house prices.

According to Kent Online, the approval means the airport, which is set to create up to 1,000 jobs, will undergo several redevelopments, including a new lit and paved runway, two hangars, a control tower, car parking and family viewing area.

Take-offs and landings will be restricted to between the hours of 7.30am to 7.30pm, Monday to Friday, and 8.30am to 5.30pm at weekends, with flights capped at 38,000 a year.

Cllr Adrian Gulvin (Con) said: “I welcome this proposal. This is not a new application. This operation has been on that site since the early 1930s. The expansion would be an asset to Medway.”

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Ellen Forster .

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