Plymouth City Airport has secured planning permission for £11.8 million of development on 138 acres of land at the airport.
The scheme involves a significant reorganisation of the airside operations including the relocation of an engine testing facility, refuelling area, three hangars and associated aprons, taxiways and aircraft stands, rescue and fire fighting service and a new access road.
The consent also allows 30 acres of airport land to be released for residential and commercial development to enable cross funding of the airside works.
Planning permission has now been issued for 375 residential units, a 60 bed care home and up to 3,000 sq m of employment on the north east and south west sides of the airport.
Plymouth City Airport already has a residential developer in place and will be seeking further development partners to facilitate the commercial works.
Indigo Planning negotiated the planning consent on behalf of the airport with Plymouth City Council.