Several Benington residents have received flyers concerning the plans for the expansion of Luton airport. The flyer details information about passenger numbers increasing from the current cap of 19 million to a maximum of 32 million passengers per year.
Opposition groups have voiced the concerns held by many Hertfordshire residents about noise and pollution levels posed by the current flight numbers. It has been pointed out that residents may have become acclimatised to recent levels of flight activity because of the reduction due to the pandemic. Present day noise and pollution will increase substantially should agreement be given for the maximum levels of 32 million passengers per year.
A consultation is in progress and the deadline for comments is the 4 April 2022.
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Further information can be found at the ‘Stop Luton Airport expansion’ website: