Decision details

Update on Airport Business Park

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


The Cabinet considered a report of the Deputy Chief Executive and Executive Director of Growth and Housing providing an update on the development of the Airport Business Park which is being progressed with the Council’s development partner Henry Boot Developments Ltd.




That the progress of the Airport Business Park development, be noted.


Reasons for Decision


The Airport Business Park Southend is a 2050 roadmap project and its ongoing development contributes towards a number of Southend 2050 outcomes. It is also significant for South Essex as SELEP’s largest LGF allocation and a key location in the context of the South Essex 2050 work.


Other Options


While not continuing with the project could be an option in theory this could not be achieved without disproportionate cost, legal challenge and disruption as the development is underway with funding, consents and a development partner in place.  It would also undermine the 2050 roadmap and ambition.


Note: This is an Executive Function
Referred direct to Place Scrutiny Committee
Cabinet Members: Cllrs Robinson and Woodley

Report author: Emma Cooney

Publication date: 05/02/2020

Date of decision: 16/01/2020

Decided at meeting: 16/01/2020 - Cabinet

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