Decision Maker: Executive
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To establish a financial framework for the operation and investment at Solent Airport and the wider Daedalus site, in support of the Council’s Vision for Daedalus.
The Council has an adopted vision and strategy for Daedalus, which not only sets the ambitions for Solent Airport, but also for unlocking the potential of the airfield’s land and infrastructure assets for new commercial development. With the scale of investment required to deliver the Vision, a set of financial principles have been developed to assist with investment decisions and operational cost management.
A draft financial strategy has been prepared (set out in Appendix A) and has been modelled over the medium term to assess the revenue and capital implications.
The forecasts indicate that operational activities at Daedalus have the ability of being financially sustainable in the longer term and providing a return to the General Fund for the investment made in the site.
Equally, it is anticipated that there are sufficient capital resources to support the proposed investment plan at Daedalus, although in the short term there will need to be some careful consideration of the implications of reinvesting capital resources in Daedalus for the operating position.
RESOLVED that the Executive:
(a) approves the draft Daedalus Financial Strategy, as set out in Appendix A to the report; and
(b) agrees that the Strategy be incorporated into the Council’s Medium Term Financial Strategy at its next review.
Report author: Caroline Hancock
Publication date: 09/03/2022
Date of decision: 07/03/2022
Decided at meeting: 07/03/2022 - Executive
Effective from: 19/03/2022