Press release from MP John Austin:
MP CALLS FOR PUBLIC INQUIRY
Erith & Thamesmead MP, John Austin, has renewed his call for a Public Inquiry into the plans for increased flights from
John Austin has now written to both Bexley and
In his letter John Austin says: “Many of my constituents are naturally concerned about increased levels of noise and atmospheric pollution if the planning application were granted. If permission is granted for an additional 40, 384 flights per annum over 260 week days, the airport will be allowed to operate an additional 155 flights per day. Constituents have expressed to me their belief that this proposal will lead to an unacceptable increase in noise and disturbance and will lead to a deterioration of their amenities. It is therefore extremely disappointing to hear that if planning permission were to be granted that
John Austin added: “I recognise that
John Austin has received a response from Parmjit Dhanda MP, the junior Minister at the Department for Communities and Local Government, confirming that they had already received a request for the application to be called in. Mr Dhanda told Mr Austin they would be obtaining a copy of the committee report and Newham Council’s intended decision in advance of its meeting scheduled for 12 March, when they would be in a position to consider the call-in request.