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Farnborough Airport Environmental Impact Assessment

Whilst working for TAG Farnborough Airport during the development of its Masterplan and subsequent planning application for a 70% increase its aircraft movement (ATM) limit, we acted as the lead planning and environmental consultant over several years.

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Planning coming in to land

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Farnborough Airport Environmental Impact Assessment

 

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TAG Farnborough Airport

 

Location

Farnborough, Hampshire

Services provided

- Lead planning consultant

- Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)

- Ecology and landscape assessments

- Health Impact Assessment (HIA)

- Transport Assessment (TA)

- Sustainability and Carbon Appraisal

- Drafting key sections of the Airport Masterplan

- Attendance at Public Enquiry

- Expert Witness Evidence on EIA and Carbon

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Throughout this commission, we helped forge a close-knit project team of internal and external consultants, and attended regular consultations with the airport management team, Leading Counsel and the instructing solicitors. We were often praised for our proactive, insightful and coordinated approach to this work.

After Rushmoor Borough Council initially refused the planning application (against its own Officers recommendation) in November 2009, we successfully defended or work at the subsequent Public Inquiry in June 2010. Our Environmental and Planning Directors gave evidence on a range of environmental, planning and sustainability matters.

The Secretary of State for Transport found in favour of the airport and granted planning permission in October 2010. He and the planning inspector found the case for expansion to be wholly convincing and the evidence provided by our team and other witnesses to be “compelling”.