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Osprey continues to solve critical aviation planning issues for the construction industry


Aviation issues are frequently seen to be one of the reasons why a construction project or development cannot proceed. However, from its work in the renewable sector and support to both public and private construction projects Osprey proves that, when carefully managed, proposed developments can proceed successfully through the planning process despite being located close to an airport or aerodrome.

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) provides comprehensive regulations and guidance on development in the vicinity of an airport or aerodrome; these either need to be adhered to or a form of mitigation agreed. Even if the development itself does not represent a hazard, the construction phase can provide temporary challenges to aviation which must also be addressed.

Involving aviation experts in the planning stages of any such development is key. Osprey has extensive experience of supporting developers and constructors in the planning process where aviation issues can be identified and resolved early, thereby significantly increasing the likelihood of gaining planning consent and reducing the risk of objection.

Rich Connelly, Operations Business Area Manager at Osprey said: “Our real strength at Osprey is our multi-disciplinary team of engineers, aviators, air traffic controllers and operations analysts to tackle specific aviation issues. Our staff are well-versed in UK CAA regulation and legislation. Importantly, we speak the same language as the airport and its regulators allowing us to help our construction clients proceed through the planning process with the minimum of delay.”

If you are planning to develop close to an Airport or Aerodrome, or you believe your project has any potential aviation impact, please contact us:

Rich Connelly

Operations Business Area Manager

+44 7984 540953

[email protected]

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