Expansion of Luton Airport approved

Disappointingly, the Secretary of State, Eric Pickles, has decided not to “call in” the planning application relating to the proposed alterations at Luton Airport, which means that the planning permission granted by Luton Borough Council in December 2013 remains valid. The application did not include the installation of an additional runway, but did include alterations to terminal buildings and taxiways to facilitate an increased throughput which will be able to accommodate 18 million passengers a year (it handled 9.7 million in 2013). Pitstone parish council will continue to work with the London Luton Airport Consultative Committee, PAIN and PAVAN to ensure that the conditions attached to the planning application are monitored and respected.

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