Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Government Office for London and Consideration for Call in Process

As some of you will recall, FTF, and John Austin MP, and perhaps others put in a request to the Secretary of State to call in the application by London City Airport to expand flights to 120,000 per year.

The call in was requested due to the wider implications of the application - such as the lack of consultation to all those affected, noise and air pollution and the lack of evidence relating to the environmental effects.

The Government Office for London have informed us, and residents, that as soon as they have access to the Newham report on LCA's application they will consider the application and if necessary put a holding direction on it, if they need more time to consider it. They aim to come to a decision within 21 days of the meeting on 30 July.