Proposed expansion of London Luton Airport (LLA) to 32 million passengers per annum consultation closes 4 April 2022.
Luton Rising is the new brand name of London Luton Airport Limited with the same assets as previously, wholly owned by Luton Borough Council, which gains extensive revenue annually from the airport’s tenure and operations.
You may well recall the previous public consultation in 2019 for the same expansion. The 2022 consultation has, so the consultation documents assure, taken into account the public feedback from that of 2019 and differs in key important ways, particularly on environmental impact with a proposed new Green Controlled Growth framework.
The CCG Steering Group is currently analysing the consultation documents which are available on line at: www.lutonrising.org.uk. Hard copies or memory stick copies can be ordered and a series of consultation public events have already been held. A further meeting is being held at Victoria Hall, Akeman Street, Tring HP23 6A on Wednesday 16 March from 2pm-7pm.
In early December 2021, Luton Borough Council (LBC) approved planning consent for LLA to expand from 18m passengers per annum (ppa) to 19m ppa and in June 2021, LBC loaned LLA Ltd a further £119m to help recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. This brings total loans to the airport of £507m. At the time, LBC’s Portfolio Holder for Finance stated: ‘if the loans were not agreed the Council would have ‘to sell its most valuable asset”.(Source: BBC News Beds, Herts & Bucks).
This statutory consultation is a precursor to Luton Rising submitting a formal application for planning consent. This is, therefore, a key opportunity for everyone who might be impacted to make their views known – please don’t waste it!
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