Aiport expansion: St Albans joins the queue calling for government to intervene

St Albans City and District Council has made a request to government to ‘call in’ the controversial decision to expand London Luton Airport.

Tuesday, 11th February 2014, 2:06 pm
L10-496 19/4/10 London Luton Airport, general scenes after all flights were grounded due to volcanic ash from Iceland. wk 16 SAS JX

The authority is the latest to formally oppose the move by Luton Borough Council in December, which would see airport passenger numbers increase by six million a year.

Hemel Hempstead MP Mike Penning has already written to the Secretary of State for communities and local government Eric Pickles, over the adverse impact the planned expansion would have on his constituency. Both parties have raised concerns about the planning process and Luton’s suitability to make the decision, given it owns all airport shares.