14 OCTOBER 2019


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Article from BTNews 14 OCTOBER 2019

Luton Council in airport expansion consultation

The proposed long-term expansion of Luton Airport is being opened up for discussion in a second public consultation this autumn, organised by Luton Council’s airport company, London Luton Airport Ltd (LLAL). There is no involvement by the airport operator, whose contract runs to 2031.

The consultation will run from 16 October-16 December and includes 34 events across the town and local area between 25 October-7 December where attendees can see the plans, speak to project team members and give their views.

Following feedback from its first consultation in summer 2018, LLAL is proposing sustainable, phased growth of the airport to 32m passengers a year by 2039 with a second terminal (below) north of the runway and extensive new airfield infrastructure.

Also proposed are a third station and extension for the Luton DART fast transit from Luton Airport Parkway station to the new terminal, plus on- and off-site highway improvements.

LLAL is further proposing a new incremental funding package that would provide up to an additional £14m a year at 32 mppa (million passengers per annum) for local communities most impacted by airport operations. No changes are proposed to the existing single runway.

LLAL is intending to submit its application to the planning inspectorate next summer and says based on that timing a decision by the transport secretary could be made towards the end of 2021.


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