24-Jul-2018

LONDON LUTON AIRPORT EXPANSION CONSULTATION

New event

We are very pleased that following requests, London Luton Airport Ltd, are holding a CONSULTATION EVENT at PITSTONE on Tuesday 31 July.  This will be held at Pitstone Memorial Hall, Vicarage Road, Pitstone, LU7 9EY between 4pm & 8pm.

PLEASE MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO ATTEND.  This is the ONLY public event in the Chilterns,so even if you live in Berkhamsted, Tring, the Gaddesdens, Gt. Missenden, Wendover, South Heath, Chesham, Amersham, Ballinger, the Hilltop Villages or other nearby villages, this is your ONE opportunity to hear at first-hand what the Airport Owners plan and to discuss your concerns.

9-Jul-2018

As we guess you already know, London Luton Airport (LLA) are proposing to expand the airport considerably, which if successful, will increase the already huge impact of noise, visible and aural pollution over our Chiltern communities and the AONB.  Currently, we are overflown by Easterly arrivals and Westerly departures operating at Luton, Heathrow departures, the Bovingdon stacking hold and operations at Northolt.  Enough is enough! we think we would all agree.

TO PROTECT THE PRECIOUS TRANQUILITY AND PEACE OF THE CHILTERNS, IT IS THEREFORE ESSENTIAL THAT AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE FROM AS MANY COMMUNITIES AS POSSIBLE RESPOND TO THE NON-STATUTORY CONSULTATION RECENTLY LAUNCHED BY LLA.

LLA say:  'We want to make the best use of our existing runway (in line with Government policy) which will involve providing additional capacity, and we have identified a number of options to help make this happen.  We are also committed to minimising and mitigating the impacts of expansion.  We will show our assessments of these impacts, and ask for your feedback on our mitigation plans.'

As part of this, LLA is running Consultation Events at the following nearby locations (although disappointingly, none in the Chilterns or Buckinghamshire):

Weds 11 July 2018  14.00-20.00   Eaton Bray Village Hall, Church Lane, Eaton Bray, Dunstable.  LU62DJ.

Tues 17 July 2018   14.00-20.00   The Old Town Hall, High Street, Hemel Hempstead.  HP1 3AE.

Weds 25 July 2018  14.00-20.00   Mead Hall, East Lane, Wheathampstead, St. Albans. AL4 8BP.

Sat 28 July 2018      13.00-16.30  Flamstead Village Hall, Church Road, St. Albans.  AL3 8BN.

Sat 4 August 2018   12.00-16.30  Linslade Community Hall, Waterloo Road, Linslade, Leighton Buzzard. LU7 2NR.TT

A full list of venues, the consultation and LLA's plans can be found at:  www.futureluton.llal.org.uk.  The Consultation opened on 25 June, 2018 and CLOSES ON FRIDAY 31 AUGUST 2018.

Publicity for this so far has been minimal, so please do spread the word amongst your neighbours, contact your local Councillors and your MP, to ensure the widest possible feedback to LLA.

(from the Chiltern Countryside Group)