Boris refuses City Airport’s plan to expand

Posted on March 26, 2015

Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, has refused London City Airport’s plan to expand on noise grounds.  In a letter he has instructed Newham Council, who had approved the application, to refuse it.  Newham’s decision was always dependent on the Mayor’s approval.

Read the Mayor’s decision: LCA 3031 Stage 2 Letter – Refusal (26 March 2015)

London City Airport wanted permission to build new taxiways to permit larger planes to use the airport.  It also wanted more car parking spaces.  The decision will be a bitter blow to the airport as it will now no longer be able to bring in the larger planes it wanted to serve new destinations.

John Stewart, chair of HACAN East, which campaigned against the expansion plans, said “The airport is paying the price for being so cavalier about noise.  Quite simply, Boris did not believe its claims that it was dealing adequately with noise.  We salute his decision”


For more information:

John Stewart on 0207 737 6641 or 07957385650


Havering Council calls on CAA to re-open flight path consultation

Posted on March 11, 2015

In a strongly-worded letter the London Borough of Havering has called on the Civil Aviation Authority to require London City Airport to re-open its consultation into its controversial plans to concentrate flight paths:  20150309 – RR letter to CAA SIGNED.doc