An iCONIC historic fighter jet could be erected in Hampshire International Business Park, if planning permission is granted.

Centerprise International Limited, based in Lime Tree Way, Chineham, has submitted plans to Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, to host a sculpture of a Hawker Hunter fighter jet on land adjacent to their offices.

The IT provider says it wants to install the item of public art to enhance the space in Chineham and provide a talking point and a meeting area.

A planning document submitted to the borough council read: “Our design is intended to draw public into this space and create an area of seating directly under the wing of the aircraft.

“A second element of the design provides protection and visual separation from the carriageway by offering information panels facing the statue describing both the history of the Hawker Hunter jet aircraft and featuring the narrative of one pilot, having a connection with Centerprise International, who flew these in combat operations.”

If permission is granted for the installation of the fighter jet, Centerprise said it has taken steps to ensure the safety of the structure, with the planning statement saying that the craft has been displayed at other sites where the general public had access, and the firm said they would look to raise it further from the ground.

The document added: “Due to its recent use as a public exhibit, various parts of the aircraft structure have been reinforced and the RAF have supplied this structure with a purpose designed and made pediment stand.

This is sufficiently rigid to withstand any uplift or eccentric loading, to ensure it remains safe.”

A decision on the plans is due to be made on September 21.

For more information about the proposal, go to and search using the reference code 17/02493/FUL.