Luton Airport is continuing its consultations with local residents over its plans to expand, which would see up to 32 million passengers travelling through the airport – compared with the current 19 million.
Airport owners Luton Rising, a subsidiary owned by Luton Borough Council, will run the consultation online and in person.
The expansion, which has prompted concerns among local residents over the environmental and noise impact it will have on the area, will include the construction of a new terminal.
The move follows the investment of £225 million in the Luton DART (Direct Air-Rail Transit), which is set to open in the first half of the year. The DART will bring passengers to the airport from Luton Airport Parkway station in just four minutes.
Councillor Javeria Hussain, Chair of Luton Rising, said that the proposed expansion will ‘generate thousands more jobs and more than a £1 billion increase in economic activity in Luton and the neighbouring counties.’
The virtual consultation room, along with details of the plans, went live in February at www.lutonrising.org. Members of the public will also be able to ask questions at 13 in-person consultations, including at Pitstone Memorial Hall on 25 February, 1.30-9pm and at Victoria Hall, Akeman Street, Tring on 16 March, 12.30-8pm.