Stevenage MP calls for independent review of Luton Airport expansion plan
Stephen McPartland, Member of Parliament for Stevenage, said, "I met face to face with the Managing Director of London Luton Airport at Westminster and heard details of their new Master Plan for the proposed expansion of the airport.
"Following the meeting, I have made a submission to the consultation process on the expansion plan and I would urge anyone with concerns about the proposed expansion or the process to make a submission before the consultation period ends on Friday, 12th October 2012.
"I know many local people value the airport but the master plan outlines an increase from around 10 million passengers per year to 18 million passengers per year. This is a huge increase and I explained that local people already suffer from the noise generated by overflying aircraft which will only increase with the proposed expansion.