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.
Decision type: Key
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Notice of proposed decision first published: 04/02/2022
Anticipated restriction: Part exempt - View reasons
Decision due: 7 Mar 2022 by Executive
Lead member: Executive Member for Policy & Resources
Lead director: Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Contact: Caroline Hancock Email: email@example.com.
Background Papers: File of working papers