The Cayman Islands Airports Authority has applied for planning permission to commence its airfield upgrades at the Owen Roberts International Airport.

A notice was published Monday advising the public about the intended works for the project.

Last month, the CIAA announced its planned runway upgrades had to be rescheduled to take place outside of normal operating hours.

The renovations were originally planned to take place over eight Tuesdays in September and October, and would have required runway closures on those days. However, the Authority said last month that the runway upgrades will no longer require closures and will instead take place in the evening.

According to Monday’s notice, the CIAA is seeking permission for “a total milling and re-paving of the existing runway surface, extending the runway to the west of threshold 08 and adding an aircraft taxi turnaround, as well as filling of all ponds within the airfield perimeter”.

It is also seeking permission to establish “a robust airfield perimeter access road, and expanding the aircraft parking ramp in an easterly direction to provide additional aircraft parking”.

The proposed development at the airport has been submitted to the Central Planning Authority for review. Anyone wishing to object or support the application will have 21 days from the publication of the notice to send them in writing to the Director of Planning.

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