OVER the Bank Holiday weekend an iconic aircraft touched down in Chineham.

As previously reported in the Gazette, Centerprise International Limited, based in Lime Tree Way, Chineham, had applied for planning permission to construct a sculpture of a Hawker Hunter fighter jet.

After the plan was approved, construction of the plane on land adjacent to the IT firm’s office has now concluded.

Members of the public visited the site to take pictures of its installation over the Bank Holiday.

In applying for the construction, the IT provider said the idea was to create a piece of public art and provide a talking point and a meeting area.

In the original proposal, Centerprise said steps were taken to ensure the safety of the structure.

A planning document submitted read: “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.”

It is believed the flag on the tail of the plane is in honour of Centrprise owner Rafi Razzak’s father.