Thursday, April 24, 2008

The Greater London Authority Say No to LCA Expansion

FTF have had sight of a letter sent from the GLA to Newham Council regarding the application by London City Airport to expand.

The GLA states they recommend that London City
Airport withdraw their proposal until the full environmental and economic impacts could be better articulated and examined and if LCA refuse to defer the proposals until such assessesments have been carried out, that they strongly recommend that the application be refused by Newham Council on the following grounds:

1. Environmental and climate change impact
2. Lack of clarity about noise impact on adjoining and nearby residential areas.

If Newham Council do not agree to refuse the application the GLA will request the Secretary of State to call in the application for inquiry.

FTF would like to thank the GLA for representing, and pursuing the best interests of the communities of East, South East London and beyond so accurately and appropriately.