The inquiry date for the expansion plans at Luton Airport has been set for 27 September.
London Luton Airport Operations Limited plans to increase passenger capacity from 18m to 19m a year – a move approved by Luton Borough Council in December.
However, a decision was made on behalf of Michael Gove, the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, to hold a local inquiry, which aims to consider ‘all the relevant aspects of the proposed development’.
The public inquiry is set to run for 10 weeks commencing at Luton Town Hall on the 27 September at 10am. Mr R Clegg BA (Hons) DMS MRTPI will head up the inspectors’ panel and the inquiry will follow the Town and Country Planning (Inquiries Procedure) (England) Rules 2000.
The inquiry will be live streamed and details of how this can be viewed will be published on the Council’s planning pages. In addition, members of the public may attend the inquiry and, at the Inspector’s discretion, express their views.
If you wish to participate in the inquiry virtually please contact the Programme Officer, Joanna Vincent, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 07483 133 975, for details of how to do so.
If you, or anyone you know, has a disability and is concerned about facilities at the inquiry venue, details of accessibility to the Town Hall are available here, or call the Council on 01582 546 000.
Documents relating to the application can be viewed online here.
The decision will be published on the Planning Inspectorate’s (PINS) website. Enter the last seven digits of the PINS reference: APP/B0230/V/22/3296455.