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Southend airport proposes terminal extension

Southend airport

Southend airport has announced plans to extend its terminal building, with an application made to Rochford District Council for permission to commence building works.

The airport says the multi-million pound project focuses on two elements, namely an extension to both the north and south ends of the building. The southern expansion will make room for a new baggage sorting and screening area, including new technology designed to help Southend meet new European Hold Baggage Security Screen Standards that come into effect on September 1 2018.

Meanwhile, the north end of the building is intended to house improved baggage reclaim facilities. Southend says the existing arrivals baggage area will be replaced with a more spacious one.

If planning permission is granted, the airport intends to start construction in early 2018.

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