Plans submitted to create new airport accommodation in Bucks by destroying existing building

Planning officers will decide whether airport staff need better accommodation.

By Rory Butler, Local Democracy Reporting Service
Wednesday, 9th June 2021, 2:09 pm
Updated Wednesday, 9th June 2021, 2:10 pm

An airport in South Bucks could receive permission for new staff accommodation on site – if the council approves recently submitted plans.

Amy Paul, of Bickerton’s Aerodromes Ltd, has submitted to Bucks Council a planning application for Denham Aerodrome.

Plans detail the ‘demolition of the existing bungalow and outbuilding at Tilehouse Lane, and the building of a replacement two-bed bungalow and outbuilding at the site adjacent to Car Park Two, at Hangar Road’.

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Denham Aerodrome

The now vacant bungalow is privately owned by the airport, “has been used as staff accommodation”, and is ‘impossible to renovate’ as it is in “a very poor condition”, a planning statement reads.

The site also currently holds three temporary containers for storing ‘essential airport equipment’, it adds.

Two parking spaces are also proposed, one of which will be a single garage, plus cycle storage.

“It is extremely important for the smooth, safe and efficient running of Denham Airport for the management to be able to provide limited staff accommodation,” a planning statement reads.

“An airport needs staff to be able to be in attendance at any time to respond to incidents, and staff living close to the site can provide a fast response if needed.”

Bucks Council’s planning officers will now decide what becomes of the planning application.