Alton Herald - Daniel Gee

Farnham Maltings was packed out last Thursday for a drop-in consultation session on Farnborough Airport’s controversial plans to double weekend private jet flights.

And of the dozens of people interviewed by the Herald at the event, the message was unanimous – the proposal to raise Farnborough’s flight limit from 50,000 to 70,000 flights per year and more than double weekend flights from 8,900 to 18,900 must be cancelled.

Speaking on the eve of the Farnham consultation drop-in, airport CEO Simon Geere said initial reactions to the airport’s expansion plans have been “mixed”.

Judging by the torrent of opposition at the Maltings, that assessment is generous.

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