Bird strike fears have been raised by Airbus over plans to build restaurants with eco-friendly grass roofs on the nearby Broughton Shopping Park.
Park owner Hercules Unit Trust (HUT) want to erect the two aircraft inspired eating places on the retail site - with the restaurants wing shaped in homage to the Airbus site.
But their bid to be environmentally friendly back-fired with concerns the grass roofs will attract bird life to the location.
Airbus said it had concerns they could “impact on the safe operation” of Hawarden Airport by increasing the chance of a potentially deadly bird strike at the runway.
Planners at Flintshire council have now said a “bird hazard management plan” now needs to be worked on and agreed with Airbus as part of the conditions to approve the development.
Planning officers said: “The application site is within close vicinity of Hawarden aerodrome.
“The proposed development has therefore been examined from an aerodrome safeguarding aspect and Airbus consider that it complies with the general safeguarding criteria for buildings and is not infringing the obstacle limitation surfaces of the runway."
They added: “However the submitted proposals have the potential to impact on the safe operation of Hawarden Airport due to the attraction of birds and an increase in the risk of bird strike at the airport for the completed development due to the grass roof on the buildings.
“They therefore request a condition for a bird hazard management plan to be implemented and agreed with Airbus for the lifetime of the development.”
Planners had no other issues with the restaurant scheme and said it would complement the existing shopping park.
Councillors will meet next Wednesday (November 16) to make a decision on the application.
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