ANGUILLA–The British Government has given permission to the Government of Anguilla to have a public/private partnership for the extension of the Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport. Minister of Infrastructure Curtis Richardson said the extension is now a reality and he hopes that work will commence late this year or early next year. The extension will be a minimum of 7,500 feet that will enable jets holding 150-200 persons to land safely.
The private partnership is with the developers of the Conch Bay Project and ICA Group who are developing a project in the Forest Bay area with the Lake family. Richardson says Government has already had positive discussions with the developers and the project should move ahead smoothly. Following the extension, probably in phase two a new terminal building will be constructed.
The Conch Bay project, Legacy Resort, is on 380 acres of land at Forest Bay. A memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed on July 28, 2017, and as part of the agreement the company will be releasing 3,000 feet of land adjacent to the development for the airport extension. The project in Anguilla will include a hotel, villas, private residences, a cruise port, a marina, a nine-hole golf course, and a town centre with stores, artist outlets and more.