Southend Airport already have planning permission for an extension to their terminal building. That extension is being built now.
The airport is now applying for another extension of their terminal. They say this would improve passenger facilities and allow the UK Border Agency to separate arriving international passengers from arriving domestic passengers.
Planning officers are in favour of the proposal, saying that although the site is in Green Belt, it is an airport and an exceptional circumstance.
It will be discussed by councillors at a committee meeting on March 21st
As always, we will keep an open mind in advance of the meeting.