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LUTON AIRPORT PLANNING APPLICATION
The Town Council has received notification from Luton Borough Council that the LLAOL planning application will be considered at the Council's Development Control meeting on Thursday 21 November at 4.00pm. A link to the Agenda and supporting documents which includes the Devlopment Control Manager's Report can be found at:
Luton Airport Operators Ltd have submitted their Planning Application with Luton Borough Council. Details of the application can be found at the direct link below: http://www.eplan.luton.gov.uk/PublicAccess/tdc/DcApplication/application_detailview.aspx?caseno=MF0KDNKG72000.
The deadline for public objections to the planning application to expand Luton Airport to 18 million passengers a year was Monday 18th February. Objections can be sent to Luton Borough Council any time before the plan is considered by the Council’s Development Control Committee,
Objections can be submitted using the above link to the planning application, email: email@example.com or write to the Development Control Manager, Luton Borough Council, 2nd Floor Town Hall, Luton LU1 2BQ. The application reference, 12/01400FUL must be quoted in all submissions.
The Town Council has written to the Managing Director of London Luton Airport Operations Ltd asking why they have decided not to submit the applicaiton to the Planning Inspectorate. The Town Council's letter can be viewed here. The response from the airport's Managing Director, Glyn Jones, can also be viewed here.
The Town Council has written to the Secretaries of State for Communities and Local Government and for Transport requesting that this Planning Application is Called-In and outlining our reasons why. The Town Council's letter can be viewed here. A response has been received from DCLG's Nick Boles MP [attached here] and from the Secretary of State for Transport [attached here].
Local Campaign Groups
There are a number of local campaign groups who are also scrutinising the planning application, gathering information and will be formulating a response. Details of these Groups and links to thier websites are as follows:
LADACAN [Luton and District Association for the Control of Aircraft Noise] - http://www.ladacan.org/
HALE [Hertfordshire Against Luton Expansion] - http://www.hale.uk.net/
HarpendenSky - http://www.harpendensky.com/
There is also a 'no more night flights' campaign website www.nomorenightflights.com which has a petition link from its homepage.
AIRPORTS COMMISSION - SUBMISSION ON PROPOSALS OF A 4-RUNWAY HUB AIRPORT N THE LUTON AIRPORT AREA
A report has been submitted to the Airports Commission by Weston Williamson + Partners (firm of architects) proposing a 4-runway hub airport in the Luton Airport area. A copy of the report can be viewed here. The Town Council's response to this report can be viewed here.
The Airport Commission will be considering these proposals and developing a shortlist by the end of the year of those it wants to take forward for further detailed consideration and consultation during 2014/early 2015, before submitting its final recommendations to Government in summer 2015. The Government of the time would then come to a view on the recommendations of the Commission in coming to decisions. It is important to note that this proposal is in a pot with a range of others - including Heathrow, Stansted, the various estuary airport proposals, etc and should be viewed within this bigger context. Views and comments can be made to the Commission by 27 September to firstname.lastname@example.org ensuring the name of the proposer and site are identified.
LUTON AIRPORT REVISED MASTERPLAN AND RESPONSE
Harpenden Town Council wants to express the views and aspirations of the community effectively and efficiently, but equally importantly, in a timely fashion. One method of doing this is through Issue Response, the Town Council’s reactive, quick and easy on-line survey initiative.
The Town Council asked residents for their views about the important changes being proposed by London Luton Airport Limited and how this will affect Harpenden. Our survey ended on Monday 12 March 2012. The results of this can be found here.
Following on from this survey, the Town Council has formulated a response to GL Hearn on the Future Luton Optimisation consultation. The Town Council's response can be viewed here.
The Town Council also formulated a response to the London Luton Airport Operations Ltd (LLAOL) on the proposals to increase the capacity of Luton Airport by 15-16 million passengers per year by 2028. This response can be viewed here.
Since this last response, the Airport Operator and the owners, Luton Airport Limited, have joined forces to produce a Revised Masterplan. The consultation on the plan has concluded and the Town Council's response can be viewed here.
(Details of the exhibitions that took place in September can be found here. Further details of the proposals can be found on the London Luton Airport webpage http://www.london-luton.co.uk/en/content/8/1171/revised-masterplan.html )
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