Jersey Airport has been granted planning permission for the construction of three new hangars located at the western part of its airfield. The hangars, which are estimated to cost £10m (US$14m), will be built by Canadian company Sprung.
Following concerns raised at an earlier planning meeting in February 2018, Ports of Jersey was asked to provide further evidence from acoustic experts in relation to potential noise contours on the surrounding environment.
Ports of Jersey has committed to creating new grass banks and an acoustic fence to reduce noise levels as well as landscape the area to enhance the nearby environment.
Doug Bannister, Group CEO for Ports of Jersey, said, “We are pleased to have received planning permission, which allows us to progress with our exciting plans. This project will bring much needed capacity to service customer demands in the corporate aviation sector.
“As a business, it will enable Ports of Jersey to deliver increased value and return from our assets as well as providing a showcase project for the corporate aviation industry in Jersey, attracting greater interest in our developments.”