The future plans of Norwich’s airport will be unveiled at a public exhibition today.

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Norwich’s airport future plans were unveiled at a public exhibition today.

Bosses at Norwich International airport hope to build an aviation business park after they teamed up with Cambridge-based property specialists Wrenbridge.

The park would have up to 100,000 square metres of floorspace and could create 1,000 new jobs within a decade.

If plans get the go-ahead the park will be developed on 100 acres of land to the north-east of the main runway.

The first phase of the development will be led by Norwich-based firm Air Livery, which currently has its headquarters on Liberator Road and resprays aircraft.

At the public exhibition the airport’s chief executive, Andrew Bell, said: “It makes a huge contribution to the airport’s future.

“Our future is not dependent on this, but it will be a huge support towards its sustainability.”

Before submitting a planning application, airport bosses are held an exhibition on their plans in the arrivals area of the main terminal from 2pm to 8.30pm today and from 9.30am to 2pm tomorrow.

They are keen to get the views of the public and members of the project team will be on hand to answer questions about the proposals.

There will be directions from the short stay car park at the airport and parking tickets can be validated at the exhibition so visitors can park for free.

•See tomorrow’s EDP and Evening News for more on this story.

18 comments

  • Is this the first stage of the next increase of the "Airport Development Fee" currently standing at £10 per adult? It goes on my expenses as "Leaving Norfolk Tax"!

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    windup

    Tuesday, November 20, 2012

  • Haven't used Norwich airport since they introduced a tax (sorry, development fee), and have NO intention of doing so whilst it exists. So, consequently, in the hope others do the same, the airport bosses(?) may see sense - better late than never.

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    biglingers

    Tuesday, November 20, 2012

  • Saw the plans today. Ambitious project! Well done to all at the airport for the friendly and informative reception. After years of ennui, it seems the airport is waking up, engaging it's customers and moving forward, To the anti-ADF lobby; I agreed it would be nice not to have to pay £10 for adults to use the airport. However... I still can't understand how people will drive for 2 to 3 hours down to Stansted, then pay for parking, for the sake of saving £10. To me, £10 is preferable to 6 hours of driving and £100+ in parking and petrol costs.

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    Canary

    Wednesday, November 21, 2012

  • Obsticles that may prevent this going ahead need to be removed as soon as possible, this is a terrific opportunity for the area and economy, those who want to stand in the way of this are more than welcome to move. Just get on with it.

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    Mr T

    Wednesday, November 21, 2012

  • I made two comments yesterday afternoon, in reply to the story "We want your views on future deveopement". Both did not make these columns. CENSORSHIP for one reason or another? Nothing from Archants Moderation Team!

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    Joe Rome

    Wednesday, November 21, 2012

  • Windup,If you had bothered to attend the exhibition at the airport you would have known, and been informed this is a private funded project and has absolutely nothing to do with the AIRPORT DEVELOPMENT FEE!!!. This is a wonderful opportunity to make a true success of the AIRPORT and offer many many jobs, Air livery who will move in the hanger complex could have re-located anywhere here or abroad but have chosen NORWICH, so we should do everything to make this a reality, once of course the nimbies have been convinced.

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    wickobi

    Tuesday, November 20, 2012

  • Obsticles that may prevent this going ahead need to be removed as soon as possible, this is a terrific opportunity for the area and economy, those who want to stand in the way of this are more than welcome to move. Just get on with it.

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    Mr T

    Wednesday, November 21, 2012

  • A Business Park, eh? ..Will this be Aviation related?... Will this be for Scrap Car Units?... Will Tesco offer to take up to 50% for a Home Shopping Centre? This will nicely fit in with Beyond Greens' New Village proposals ,unless of course the noise will be of no consequence. By the way, has Beyond Green placed before the public any 'concrete' plans for the unwanted Housing that will fill this void? Please don't let them think that a 737 taking off from runway 9 will not pass over the new development, unless it heads straight for the Rackheath Eco town. Broadland, where is your joined up thinking?

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    Joe Rome

    Tuesday, November 20, 2012

  • Biglingers I fully agree and only use this airport for business. My bean counters are starting to question the development fee being put on my expenses. If this stops, then so do I, I'm not paying this ridiculous fee out of MY pocket. The chances, however, of the airport bosses seeing sense is approximately the same as you winng both Euro Millions and the lottery in the same weekend!!!

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    windup

    Tuesday, November 20, 2012

  • the best thing they could do is lengthen the runways so it can take bigger aircraft. as that would expand their business significantly and we wouldn't have to travel to London airports or hop over to schipol for international Jumbo flights

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    MrB

    Wednesday, November 21, 2012

  • Seems I've missed "L"

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    Joe Rome

    Wednesday, November 21, 2012

  • 'Bosses at Norwich International airport hope to build an aviation business park' I think the key word is 'Hope'. I can't see it happening in this economic climate, which is set to last for a long long time.

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    John L Norton

    Tuesday, November 20, 2012

  • Airport bosses should be applauded for these ambitious plans.In addition to Air Livery, maintenance companies should also be approached and an aircraft salvage company would make sense.

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    Bob Hunt

    Tuesday, November 20, 2012

  • I certainly will be there, what an encouraging show of public engagement. Regards, Whiley.

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    Whiley Boy

    Tuesday, November 20, 2012

  • A Business Park, eh? ..Will this be Aviation related? Will this be for Scrap Car Units? Will Tesco offer to take up to 50% for a Home Shopping Centre?

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    Joe Rome

    Tuesday, November 20, 2012

  • wickobi - I don't need to attend any exhibition to know that the idiots (sorry bosses) are wrecking the airport from a flyers point of view. Exhibitions mean the plans are a foregone conclusion - witness St Stephens st! By the way,I suppose you'd be the type to pay a development fee to the supermarket before doing your shopping - what's the difference! Why should I pay a levy so a private company can develop its site - thats what profits are for!!

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    biglingers

    Wednesday, November 21, 2012

  • This is excellent news for norwich airport, and for those who seem to excel in criticism, this should be a self-funded project for AIR LIVERY and other companies, who offer badly needed jobs and build a centre of excellence for aircraft spraying and maintenance which will certainly be prestigious for the AIRPORT and of course The city of NORWICH. This development is on existing airport land and is not digging up vast amounts of greenfield sites which all these micky mouse housing developments are close by , as is the N.D.R road to nowhere!!.

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    wickobi

    Tuesday, November 20, 2012

  • Just made a comment 1345. It must have trod on someones toes...Ethered

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    Joe Rome

    Tuesday, November 20, 2012

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