Application submitted for airport growth

The formal application process for Luton’s airport expansion has begun, with documents filed with the Planning Inspectorate at the end of February. This confirms the plan to grow the airport from the current cap of 18 million passengers a year to 32 million. A new terminal will be built to accomodate these numbers. As aContinue reading “Application submitted for airport growth”

Private jet protests at Luton Airport

Extinction Rebellion activists blockaded entrances to Luton Airport’s private jet terminal on Valentine’s Day as part of a coordinated international protest against private planes. The protestors towed a sailing boat across the entrance to Harrods Aviation and Signature, demanding a ban to private jets and a tax on frequent flyers. Among the protestors was formerContinue reading “Private jet protests at Luton Airport”

Airport protest targets private planes

Protestors have targeted private aviation at Luton Airport as part of a coordinated day of action around the world. A small group of Extinction Rebellion members blocked entrances to Harrods Aviation, holding signs saying ‘ban private jets’ and ‘tax frequent flyers’. Similar protests were held elsewhere in the UK and at airports in Berlin, Amsterdam,Continue reading “Airport protest targets private planes”

Green controlled growth at Luton airport?

Luton Rising are proposing a new approach to sustainability concerns around expanding the airport. Called Green Controlled Growth, the aim is to set fixed limits for a variety of environmental harms. Any expansion of the airport has to fit within those boundaries, or it can’t happen. Here’s the video introducting the idea: As Luton RisingContinue reading “Green controlled growth at Luton airport?”

Protests at airport expansion plans

While the consultation on Luton airport’s expansion plans is ongoing, a number of groups have made their opposition clear. High profile opponents include Bim Afolami, Conservative MP for Hitchin and Harpenden, who has launched a petition against the expansion. There is no mention of climate change in Afolami’s petition, which objects to the “detrimental impactContinue reading “Protests at airport expansion plans”

Latest consultation opens on Luton airport expansion plans

Luton Rising, the owner of Luton Airport, has begun a new round of consultation on airport expansion plans. The latest round incorporates changes and suggestions drawn from the last set of consultation events held in 2019. As before, the consultations will be seeking the views of local people around the area as the airport seeksContinue reading “Latest consultation opens on Luton airport expansion plans”