PLANS for a £2 million Concorde museum in Filton have been turned down by the jetliner’s owner.

The scheme put forward by the Save Concorde Group (SCG) was rejected by British Airways less than two years after it first saw the light of day.

The museum project competed with the Bristol Aero Collection Trust's more ambitious £13 million aerospace centre.

SCG submitted rival proposals to British Airways in 2011 following the trust's failed bid to secure funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The plans were for a steel hangar to be built near Cribbs Causeway to house the iconic aircraft which has been without a home since it made its last flight from London Heathrow to Filton in November 2003.

Ben Lord, the chairman of the Save Concorde Group, said: "This is another sad day for Concorde and particularly for Alpha-Foxtrot. We maintain that our proposal is the only viable and cost effective one that would see Alpha-Foxtrot placed undercover in a short timeframe given the closure, and subsequent intended development to Filton Airfield."

The group had argued that the Bristol Aero Collection Trust’s scheme was too costly and that finding a new home for the supersonic jetliner could come at a much cheaper price.

The prolonged wait in determining the plane's future in Filton was also bad news, he said.

"Whilst fundamentally, we continue to support whoever is chosen to look after Alpha-Foxtrot long-term, we still do not see any evidence of how the vast majority of the £12m funds are going to be raised, whilst the overall project value continues to climb, and the open date put back time and time again," he added.

"We remain very concerned as to the future of this aircraft under its new custodians given the length of time that has passed, with no money now being raised at all from museum tours, and the rapidly changing situation at Filton Airfield."

It is still unclear whether this means BA has given the green light to the trust’s project.

In December last year former airfield owner BAE Systems announced it would donate nearly £2.5m to The Bristol Aero Collection Trust to build a museum to display the iconic aircraft as well as artifacts and archives of the region’s aviation history.

The firm also pledged some land to the north of Filton Airfield for the museum.

The Trust was due to reapply for a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund this year after its bid for £3 million was turned down in 2011.

The Bristol Aero Collection Trust was not available for comment.