Southampton Airport Planning Application

Southampton Airport Planning Application update (8 December 2020)

The Eastleigh Local Area Committee meeting, scheduled for 17 December, to consider Southampton Airport’s planning application has been postponed and will now take place at a date to be confirmed in the New Year. 

This is at the request of Southampton Airport to submit additional information for the planning committee to consider. 

Once this information is received, there will be a further period of consultation for people to have their say.

Description of the proposal - what is being applied for? 

Construction of a 164-metre runway extension at the northern end of the existing runway, associated blast screen to the north of the proposed runway extension, removal of existing bund and the reconfiguration and extension of existing long stay car parking to the east and west of Mitchell Way to provide an additional 600 spaces. (This application is subject to an Environmental Impact Assessment).

The application has been submitted by Mr S Thurston on behalf of Southampton International Airport Ltd.

How to view the documents 

The plans and the technical reports, which include an Environmental Statement, can be viewed on the Planning Portal.

Due to Government advice on the ongoing Covid-19 Pandemic the Council Offices at Eastleigh House are closed to the public. It is not possible to view or purchase paper copies of the information above in person. A USB drive containing the Environmental Statement and Environmental Statement Addendum can be sent free of charge on request by emailing and quoting Southampton Airport, in writing to Savills, 2 Charlotte Place, Southampton SO14 0TB or telephoning 02380 713900 and asking for the Planning Team.

How has the Council publicised the planning application?

In accordance with legislation and best practice, the application has been publicised by letter to immediately neighbouring properties and by the display of site notices and a press notice to inform the wider community. Formal consultations on the proposed development have been sent to adjoining parish councils and neighbouring local authorities.

What is an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)?

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is a process of evaluating the likely environmental, social and economic impacts of a proposed project or development prior to decision-making. It aims to predict environmental impacts at an early stage in project planning and design, find ways and means to reduce adverse impacts, shape projects to suit the local environment and present the predictions and options to decision-makers. An Environmental Statement (ES) is a document that reports the EIA process and its outcomes.

How to find out who has been consulted?

A full list of those notified and consulted on this proposed development can be found on the application via the 'Consultees and Comments' tab. 

When and how will the application be determined?

The application will be thoroughly reviewed and the comments sought from a wide range of the interested parties, including residents, adjoining local authorities and parish councils, and statutory and non-statutory consultees. When Council staff are in a position to make a recommendation on the proposed development, a full report will be be presented to the Eastleigh Local Area Committee. Those residents and interested parties who have made representation on the proposed development will be invited to attend and participate in the Council meeting. The date and venue of this committee remains to be agreed.

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