Tuesday, May 25, 2010

London Assembly meeting on City Airport deferred

The London Assembly Environment Committee’s 10 June public meeting on expansion at London City Airport has been deferred.

In March this year, the Committee launched an inquiry into the environmental controls around the expansion of the East London airport, which could see flights increase from 91,000 to 120,000 annually. [1]

The deferral of the June meeting enables the Committee to conduct further background work, including a site visit. It also allows the Committee to await the outcome of the current Judicial Review of the decision to permit expansion and assess how it will impact on operations at the airport. [2]

The Committee intends to reschedule a public meeting for the autumn. In the meantime, members of the public are encouraged to continue sharing their views on how flights at London City Airport affect them by completing a short survey at: http://www.london.gov.uk/city-airport.