London Luton Airport Expansion
1. What aspects of the proposed expansion of London Luton Airport concern you?
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Aircraft noise (in the air and on the ground)4.7% (22)4.3% (20)6.2% (29)7.0% (33)15.6% (73)62.3% (292)5.11469
Evening and night flights3.4% (16)6.8% (32)7.7% (36)8.3% (39)22.2% (104)51.5% (241)4.94468
Congestion on local roads1.5% (7)6.7% (31)8.2% (38)12.4% (58)27.0% (126)44.2% (206)4.89466
The conflicting interests of Luton Borough Council as owner of London Luton Airport Ltd and its responsibilities as Local Planning Authority6.8% (32)7.7% (36)10.6% (50)11.1% (52)19.6% (92)44.3% (208)4.62470
Air pollution5.2% (24)12.2% (56)14.8% (68)19.2% (88)22.9% (105)25.7% (118)4.19459
Over crowding on Thameslink trains7.8% (36)10.7% (49)14.2% (65)18.1% (83)22.0% (101)27.2% (125)4.17459
Airport users parking in Harpenden's residential streets10.8% (50)14.1% (65)13.2% (61)14.3% (66)17.7% (82)29.9% (138)4.04462
Impact on ecology and biodiversity7.5% (34)15.2% (69)16.3% (74)19.8% (90)22.2% (101)19.1% (87)3.91455
The commercial viability of expansion given the current economic outlook20.2% (93)15.2% (70)19.1% (88)17.4% (80)13.2% (61)15.0% (69)3.33461
Other (please specify)
 
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2. Which elements of the proposed expansion of London Luton Airport do you value?
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Socio economic impact including jobs10.8% (50)13.2% (61)24.0% (111)22.5% (104)19.9% (92)9.5% (44)3.56462
Improved road access and layout near the terminal19.7% (90)11.0% (50)17.5% (80)17.5% (80)15.6% (71)18.6% (85)3.54456
M1 Junction 10A/A1081 roundabout improvements (a related initiative)18.7% (86)10.4% (48)19.6% (90)16.7% (77)19.3% (89)15.2% (70)3.53460
Potentially more destinations17.4% (80)14.2% (65)14.8% (68)20.7% (95)17.9% (82)15.0% (69)3.53459
Potentially a greater choice of flights17.4% (80)13.9% (64)16.5% (76)19.1% (88)18.0% (83)15.0% (69)3.52460
Improved passenger experience in the terminal21.0% (96)14.4% (66)20.7% (95)16.2% (74)14.8% (68)12.9% (59)3.28458
Multi-storey car park near the terminal27.7% (127)17.4% (80)16.6% (76)12.2% (56)11.3% (52)14.8% (68)3.07459
Aircraft contact stands/piers reducing the need to bus passengers26.4% (120)18.0% (82)18.7% (85)15.8% (72)10.5% (48)10.5% (48)2.98455
Other (please specify)
 
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3. Which statement best summarises your views?
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The impact of the airport and aircraft movements seems to be less intrusive than it used to be
10.9%52
The impact of the airport and aircraft movements seems to be more intrusive than it used to be
43.4%206
The impact of the airport and aircraft movements seems to be unchanged
40.2%191
Other (please specify)
 
5.5%26
4. Which statement best summarises your views?
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Any expansion beyond the current capacity (some 11 million passengers per annum - mppa) is unwarranted and unwelcome
38.3%182
The improvements identified and some expansion within the existing boundary are warranted but 18mppa is too much (not least when compared with the 2010 volumes at Stansted and Manchester of 18.6mp and 17.8mp respectively)
31.4%149
The proposed optimisation and expansion to 18mppa by 2020 within the existing boundary makes sense – but no more
9.5%45
Given reasonable safeguards, I have no objection to the airport being allowed to expand to 30mppa over the long term
6.1%29
I don’t know enough about what is being proposed to comment at this time
13.1%62
Other (please specify)
 
1.7%8
5. Which statement reflects your use of London Luton Airport?
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I have used the airport but not in the last 12 months
33.3%158
I have used it for 1 or 2 (return) trips in the last 12 months
45.9%218
I have used it for 3 to 5 (return) trips in the last 12 months
12.4%59
I have used it for 6 or more (return) trips in the last 12 months
4.4%21
I have never used the airport
4.0%19