Projects

LoCATE will focus activity around four strategic initiatives and eight practical projects to expand and share opportunity.

 

Objective: GROW

Deliver on the development potential of the airport as a location for growing and successful businesses.

What will success look like?

New and expanded businesses; increased employment and vacant buildings fully utilised.

Project 1 A Plan through Localism

What? Develop a local vision and area plan with the community for development within current flight number thresholds, aircraft noise limits and noise footprint. Who? LBHA

Project 2 Investment Incentives and Funding Plan

What? Develop a business plan for use of planning, financial incentives and new funding models to attract businesses, infrastructure and development activity. Who? LBHA / adjoining landowners

 

Objective CONNECT

To progress the cohesion between the airport, local businesses and Bromley’s people to enhance global competitiveness.

What will success look like?

A local airport, enhanced use by Bromley’s businesses, and enhanced connectivity.

Project 3 An ‘All Weather’ Airport

What? Identify key actions necessary to increase the operational reliability of the airport and its services (eg a landing aid on Runway 03) Who? LBHA

Project 4 Enhanced connectivity

What? A local airport with enhanced use and service to local businesses and the community. Who? LBHA / businesses and airport users

 

Objective: INSPIRE

Use the economic dynamism of Biggin Hill to enhance skills, productivity, enterprise and innovation.

What will success look like?

Increased take-up of employment, particularly at high skill levels, in Biggin Hill businesses by local people.

Project 5 The Biggin Hill Academy

What? Establish a training academy for engineering, aviation and other business skills, to be located at West Camp. Who? Local business / LBHA / local colleges

Project 6 Biggin Hill Career Connect

What? A programme of education outreach by local business to advertise employment opportunities to youth and schools. Who? Local business / schools and colleges

 

Objective: IDENTIFY

Widen access and engagement to Biggin Hill’s heritage alongside a contemporary brand as a special place for aviation business and services.

What will success look like?

A new focal point for Biggin Hill’s heritage and wider brand recognition among businesses, customers, residents, and visitors.

Project 7 Brand image and investment

What? Refresh the Biggin Hill brand, image, appearance and strategy for attracting inward investment. Who? LBHA / London Development Agency

Project 8 History: Develop a Biggin Hill historic site around the existing Spitfire pens

What? Sponsor a new Spitfire hangar and old dispersal hut with public access in East Camp. Who? LBHA / aircraft owner

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