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Visit to Biggin Hill
12/08/2010 19:08:00

Today I visited Biggin Hill airport, which is just outside the constituency in the London Borough of Bromley, to hear about their plans to make the airport better - though they were keen to stress not bigger. They want to build on its success as a service centre for business and general aviation, whilst remaining within the existing cap on flight numbers and aircraft noise levels. This has the opportunity to create a significant number of high-skilled jobs, which would be great news for Croydon Central, and particularly New Addington, residents. They are keen to set up a training facility for budding engineers, something I will be raising with Croydon and John Ruskin Colleges. And to cap it all, while I was there the only UK-based Lancaster bomber that is still flying came into land - a magnificent sight, but it left me thinking more should be done to commemorate the airport’s key role in the Battle of Britain.

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