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13 May 2024

The recommendation by the Examining Authority was sent to the Secretary of State on 10 May 2024.

12 February 2024

The Examination closed at 23.59 on 10 February 2024 and the Examining Authority's notification of completion of the Examination (PDF, 96KB) has been published.

The Examining Authority has used their discretion to accept a number of late submissions which were received before the close of the Examination.

9 February 2024

The Deadline 11 submissions have been published.

8 February 2024

The Examining Authority has used their discretion to accept late Deadline 10 submissions from Dacorum Borough Council, Hertfordshire County Council, North Hertfordshire Council (PDF, 256KB) and Central Bedfordshire Council.

The Examination Library (PDF, 2MB) will be updated shortly.

6 February 2024

The Deadline 10 submissions have been published.

The Examining Authority's request for Further Information (PDF, 165 KB) from the Applicant, the Civil Aviation Authority, Luton Borough Council, North Hertfordshire Council and Central Bedfordshire Council has been published. The deadline for responses is Deadline 11, Thursday 8 February 2024.

The Examination Library will be updated shortly.

1 February 2024

The Deadline 9 submissions have been published.

The Examination Library will be updated shortly.

1 February 2024

The Examining Authority has issued a request for further information (PDF, 195KB) from the Applicant, Affinity Water Ltd, Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd, Thames Water Utilities Ltd, National Highways, UK Power Networks and Eastern Power Networks, LADACAN and the relevant planning authorities.

The deadline for responses is Deadline 10, Monday 5 February 2024, unless otherwise indicated in the request.

26 January 2024

The Examining Authority’s Rule 8(3) letter (PDF, 191KB), notifying a change to the Examination timetable has been published.

The Examination Library and Examination Timetable have been updated.

25 January 2024

The Examining Authority’s request for Further Information (PDF, 260KB) from the Applicant, the Relevant Planning Authorities, Natural England and the Chilterns Conservation Board has been published. The Deadline for responses is Deadline 9, Tuesday 30 January 2024.

An updated version of Caldecote Ward's Deadline 8 Submission has been published.

 

The Examination Library (PDF, 1MB) has been updated.

25 January 2024

The Examining Authority’s request for Further Information (PDF, 260KB) from the Applicant, the Relevant Planning Authorities, Natural England (NE) and the Chilterns Conservation Board (CCB) has been published. The Deadline for response is Deadline 9, Tuesday 30 January 2024 unless otherwise indicated in the request

The Examination Library (PDF, 1MB) has been updated.

25 January 2024

The Deadline 8 submissions have been published

The Examination Library will be updated shortly.

24 January 2024

17 January 2024

Due to a processing error a submission from LADACAN (PDF, 3MB) (reference REP7-104) initially did not include a document named ICE 2022 Roundtable writeup May 2022.  This has now been added to the end of REP7-104 from page 84 onwards.

17 January 2024

The Examining Authority (ExA) has issued this Rule 17 letter (PDF, 258KB) to the Applicant, the Relevant Planning and Highway Authorities, the Environment Agency and Network Rail requesting further information and written comments.  The ExA requires responses from by Deadline 8, Tuesday 23 January 2024 unless otherwise indicated in the request.

17 January 2024

The Examining Authority’s commentary on the draft Development Consent Order (PDF, 628KB) was published on 16 January 2024.

The Examination Library (PDF, 1MB) will be updated shortly.

12 January 2024

The Deadline 7 Submissions have been published.

The Examination Library (PDF, 1MB) has been updated.

22 December 2023

The Examining Authority’s Further Written Questions (ExQ2) (PDF, 441KB) has been republished to address an error.

18 December 2023

The Applicant has submitted 8.148 Applicant response to Issue Specific Hearing 7 Action 2 - Accounting for Covid-19 in Transport Modelling (PDF, 93MB), which has been accepted by the Examining Authority as an Additional Submission.

The Examination Library (PDF, 1MB) has been updated.

15 December 2023

The Examining Authority’s Further Written Questions (PDF, 581KB) have been published. The deadline for responses is 9 January 2024.

A Report on the Implications for European Sites is not required.

12 December 2023

The Deadline 6 submissions have been published.

The Examination Library will be updated shortly.

4 December 2023

Action Points from Issue Specific Hearing 8 (PDF, 183KB), Issue Specific Hearing 9 (PDF, 160KB) and Issue Specific Hearing 10 (PDF, 113KB) have been published.

The recordings and transcripts from last week’s hearings have been published.

The Examination Library (PDF, 1MB) has been updated.

30 November 2023

The Action Points from Open Floor Hearing 3 (PDF, 114KB), Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 2 (PDF, 118KB)  and Issue Specific Hearing 7 (PDF, 156KB) have been published.

The Environment Agency has made a submission in lieu of attendance (PDF, 370KB) at Issue Specific Hearing 10.

28 November 2023

A submission in lieu of attendance at Issue Specific Hearing 8 (PDF, 243KB) has been received from Natural England.

Joining Instructions have been sent to those who have registered to speak in this week’s Hearings. Anyone who wishes to observe the events in real time should use the following link: https://www.liveeventstream.online/planning-inspectorate-hearings/london-luton-airport-expansion

Please note that the events will start broadcasting LIVE when opened by the Examining Authority. If the Livestream does not initially work it may be resolved by refreshing the webpage.

27 November 2023

The agenda for Issue Specific Hearing 7 on Traffic and Transport (PDF, 195KB) has been reordered to accommodate a request from the Applicant. There are no new items on the agenda.

Joining Instructions have been sent to those who have registered to speak in the upcoming Hearings this week.

Anyone who wishes to observe the events in real time should use the following link. https://www.liveeventstream.online/planning-inspectorate-hearings/london-luton-airport-expansion

Please note that the events will start broadcasting LIVE when opened by the Examining Authority. If the Livestream does not initially work it may be resolved by refreshing the webpage.

24 November 2023

The Examining Authority has used their discretion to accept five late Deadline 5 submissions from the Applicant.

The Examination Library (PDF, 2MB) has been updated.

20 November 2023

The agendas for Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 2 (PDF, 196KB),  Issue Specific Hearing 7 (PDF 195KB),  Issue Specific Hearing 8 (PDF, 218KB),  Issue Specific Hearing 9 (PDF, 203KB) and Issue Specific Hearing 10 (PDF, 198KB) have been published.

A duplicate submission of REP4-208 from Stop Luton Airport Expansion (REP4-209) have been replaced by SLAE's Response to 8.56 Applicant's response to D2 submissions comments from IPs on WR Appendix C2(PDF, 644KB) which was previously not included within Exam Library(PDF, 1MB).

17 November 2023

16 November 2023

The agenda for Open Floor Hearing 3 (PDF, 186KB) has been published.

The Examination Library (PDF, 1MB) has been updated.

15 November 2023

The Deadline 5 Submissions have been published.

The Examination Library will be updated shortly.

7 November 2023

The Examining Authority has issued a letter (PDF, 164kb) making a procedural decision in relation to the Applicant’s notification of a change to the application, and a request for further information and written comments.

The Examination Library (PDF, 954KB) has been updated.

6 November 2023

The Deadline 4 Submissions have been published.

The Examination Library will be updated shortly.

30 October 2023

The Examining Authority’s notification of Open Floor Hearing 2, Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 2, Issue Specific Hearings 7, 8, 9 and 10 (PDF, 219KB) have been published.

The Examination Library (PDF, 785KB) has been updated.

30 October 2023

The Examining Authority has exercised its discretion to accept an Additional Submission from Network Rail (PDF, 117KB).

The Examination Library (PDF, 785KB) has been updated

19 October 2023

The Examination authority has exercised it discretion to accept two Additional Submissions from Mr Michael Reddington:

The Examination Library (PDF, 785KB) has been updated

16 October 2023

Issue of:

Deadline for comments is 1 November 2023 (Deadline 4)

The Examination Library (PDF, 766KB) has been updated.

10 October 2023

The Examining Authority's Written Questions (PDF, 769KB) have been published.

The Deadline for responses is 1 November 2023 (Deadline 4).

10 October 2023

The Deadline 3 submissions have been published.

The Examination Library will be updated shortly.

4 October 2023

The Action Points from the hearings which took place 26 to 29 September 2023 have been updated as set out in the Rule 17 letter (PDF, 212KB) of 3 October 2023.

3 October 2023

Additional Submissions from the Host Authorities  (PDF, 68KB) and the Applicant (PDF, 1MB) have been published.

The Examining Authority has issued a Rule 17 letter (PDF, 212KB) addressed to the Applicant and Host Authorities

2 October 2023

The recordings, transcripts and Action Points from the hearings which took place 26 to 29 September 2023 have been published.

The Examining Authority's note of their Access Required Site Inspection (PDF, 148KB) has been published.

The Examination Library (PDF, 671KB) has been updated.

29 September 2023

Joining Instructions have been sent to those who have registered to speak at Issue Specific Hearing 6.

Anyone who wishes to observe the hearing in real time should use the following link: https://www.liveeventstream.online/planning-inspectorate-hearings/london-luton-airport-expansion

Please note that the hearing will start broadcasting LIVE when opened by the Examining Authority. If the Livestream does not initially work it may be resolved by refreshing the webpage.

The agenda for Issue Specific Hearing 6 (ISH6), (175KB) has been published.

A submission in lieu of attendance (PDF, 80KB) has been received from The Woodland Trust.

28 September 2023

The Examining Authority has exercised its discretion to accept an Additional Submission from Janet Ingham (PDF, 26MB).

A Note of Unaccompanied Site Inspection (PDF, 802KB) has been published.

The Examining Authority has received notification of a proposed change to the application.

The Examination Library (PDF, 640KB) has been updated.

28 September 2023

The Examining Authority has exercised its discretion to accept Additional Submissions from Janet Ingham (PDF, 26MB).

The Examination Library (PDF, 640KB) has been updated.

26 September 2023

Joining Instructions have been sent to those who have registered to speak in the upcoming Hearings this week.

Anyone who wishes to observe the events in real time should use the following link. https://www.liveeventstream.online/planning-inspectorate-hearings/london-luton-airport-expansion

Please note that the events will start broadcasting LIVE when opened by the Examining Authority. If the Livestream does not initially work it may be resolved by refreshing the webpage.

The agendas for Issue Specific Hearing 1 (ISH1) (PDF, 174KB); Issue Specific Hearing 2 (ISH2) (PDF, 190KB); Issue Specific Hearing 3 (ISH3) (PDF, 199KB); Issue Specific Hearing 4 (ISH4) (PDF, 168KB); Issue Specific Hearing 5 (ISH5) (PDF, 188KB) and Issue Specific Hearing 6 (ISH6), (175KB) have been published.

The agenda for the Compulsory Acquisition Hearing (CAH1) (PDF, 205KB) has also been published.  In Addition Supplementary Agenda Questions are available for Issue Specific Hearing (ISH1) (PDF, 176KB), Compulsory Acquisition Hearing (CAH1) (PDF, 144KB) and Issue Specific Hearing (ISH4) (PDF, 147KB)

The Examination Library (PDF, 639KB) has been updated.

25 September 2023

Joining Instructions have been sent to those who have registered to speak in the upcoming Hearings this week.

Anyone who wishes to observe the events in real time should use the following link. https://www.liveeventstream.online/planning-inspectorate-hearings/london-luton-airport-expansion

Please note that the events will start broadcasting LIVE when opened by the Examining Authority. If the Livestream does not initially work it may be resolved by refreshing the webpage.

The agendas for Issue Specific Hearing 1 (ISH1)Issue Specific Hearing 2 (ISH2)Issue Specific Hearing 3 (ISH3)Issue Specific Hearing 4 (ISH4)Issue Specific Hearing 5 (ISH5) and Issue Specific Hearing 6 (ISH6) have been published.

The agenda for the Compulsory Acquisition Hearing (CAH1) has also been published.

The Examination Library has been updated.

12 September 2023

Due to a processing error this Additional Submission from London Luton Airport Expansion Ltd (PDF, 41MB) was mistakenly not published with the Applicant’s other Additional Submissions submitted on 09 August 2023.

The Examining Authority has exercised its discretion to accept this Additional Submission into the Examination.

4 September 2023

The Examining Authority has exercised its discretion to accept Additional Submissions from:

The Examination Library (PDF, 563KB) has been updated.

1 September 2023

A late Deadline 1 submission submitted by Andrew Ferguson (PDF, 77KB) was accepted at the discretion of the Examining Authority.

The Examining Library (PDF 563KB) has been updated.

30 August 2023

An amendment was made to the Deadline 1 Submission submitted by Ian Roper (PDF, 2MB) to include email attachments.

A late Deadline 1 Submission submitted by Jason Handscombe (PDF, 4KB) received on 25 August 2023 was accepted at the discretion of the Examining Authority (ExA).

A postal Deadline 1 Submission submitted by a non-Interested Party (PDF, 893KB) was accepted at the discretion of the ExA.

The Examining Library will be updated shortly.

29 August 2023

The submissions for Deadline 1A have been published.

The Examination Library will be updated shortly.

29 August 2023

The submissions for Deadline 1 have been published.

A further Unaccompanied Site Inspection note (PDF, 196KB) has been published.

The Examination Library will be updated as soon as practicable.

17 August 2023

The Examination Timetable (Rule 8 letter) has been sent to Interested Parties.

Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting.

15 August 2023

The recordings and transcripts from the Preliminary Meeting have been published.  The recordings and transcripts of Open Floor Hearing 1 and Open Floor Hearing 2 have been published.

The Examining Authority’s Action Points arising from the Preliminary Meeting (PDF, 26KB), Open Floor Hearing 1 (PDF, 109KB) and Open Floor Hearing 2 (PDF, 28KB) have been published.

The Examination Library will be updated shortly.

10 August 2023

Additional Submissions from the Applicant and Central Bedfordshire Council have been published. The Examination Library will be updated shortly.

Instructions have been sent to those who have registered to participate in the upcoming Preliminary Meeting and Open Floor Hearings.

Anyone who wishes to observe the events in real time should use the following link https://www.liveeventstream.online/planning-inspectorate-hearings/london-luton-airport-expansion

Please note that the events will start broadcasting LIVE when opened by the Examining Authority. If the Livestream does not initially work it may be resolved by refreshing the webpage.

The agenda for the Preliminary Meeting and agendas for Open Floor Hearing 1 (PDF, 110KB) and Open Floor Hearing 2 (PDF, 110KB) have been published.

10 August 2023

Preliminary Meeting takes place

10 August 2023

Examination begins

9 August 2023

Instructions have been sent to those who have registered to participate in the upcoming Preliminary Meeting and Open Floor Hearings.

Anyone who wishes to observe the events in real time should use the following link https://www.liveeventstream.online/planning-inspectorate-hearings/london-luton-airport-expansion

Please note that the events will start broadcasting LIVE when opened by the Examining Authority. If the Livestream does not initially work it may be resolved by refreshing the webpage.

The agenda for the Preliminary Meeting and agendas for Open Floor Hearing 1 (PDF, 110KB) and Open Floor Hearing 2 (PDF, 110KB) have been published.

3 August 2023

Agendas for Open Floor Hearing 1 (PDF, 110KB) and Open Floor Hearing 2 (PDF, 110KB) have been published.

The Examination Library (PDF, 419KB) has been updated.

1 August 2023

The Additional Submissions and Procedural Deadline A Submissions have been published.

The Examination Library will be updated shortly.

31 July 2023

The Relevant Representations have been republished.

25 July 2023

The Relevant Representations are currently unavailable. They will be republished as soon as possible. We apologise for any inconvenience.

13 July 2023

The Applicant's documents submitted in response to the Examining Authority's letters of 16 May and 13 June 2023 have been published.

13 July 2023

Relevant representations published on the website

13 July 2023

The notification of Preliminary Meeting (Rule 6 letter) has been sent.

The letter also includes the draft Examination Timetable and Initial Assessment of Principal Issues.

12 July 2023

The Principal Areas of Disagreement Summary Statements have been published.

The Applicant has informed the Planning Inspectorate that some local authorities were not notified of the accepted application and were therefore not made aware of the period within which they could make a Relevant Representation.

The Applicant has now notified the relevant local authorities who have until 23.59 on 21 July 2023 to make Relevant Representations.

26 June 2023

The Applicant has informed the Planning Inspectorate that some persons affected by the Proposed Development were not notified of the accepted application and were therefore not made aware of the period within which they could make a Relevant Representation.

The Applicant has now notified the omitted persons who have until 23.59 on 10 July 2023 to make Relevant Representations.

It has also come to the Inspectorate’s attention that some parties were unable to register before the deadline due to technical difficulties.

Anyone who has received the Applicant’s re-notification or who was unable to register due to technical difficulties should please contact us, before 6 July 2023, at LutonAirport@planninginspectorate.gov.uk or telephone 0303 444 5000.

23 June 2023

Registration of interested parties closes

13 June 2023

The Examining Authority has issued and published a Procedural Decision letter (PDF, 201KB) which has been sent to the named recipients and is available to all parties and potential parties for information.

7 June 2023

The Examining Authority’s Notes of Unaccompanied Site Inspections on 23 - 26 May 2023 have been published.

16 May 2023

The Examining Authority has issued and published a Procedural Decision letter (PDF, 254 KB) which has been sent to the named recipients and is available to all parties and potential parties for information.

9 May 2023

The Applicant has submitted documents in response to Section 51 advice issued at Acceptance.

9 May 2023

Registration of interested parties begins

27 March 2023

The application has been accepted for examination

1 March 2023

This application was received by the Planning Inspectorate on 27 February 2023.

The application documents will be made available on the project page of this website if the application is accepted for examination.

It is for the Applicant to decide whether or not application documents can be published upon submission (see government’s Planning Act 2008: guidance on the Pre-application process).

27 February 2023

Application received by the Planning Inspectorate