Hertfordshire County Council votes unanimously to oppose Luton Airport expansion
PUBLISHED: 15:00 27 November 2019
Further expansion to Luton Airport has been opposed by Herts county council on the grounds it will cause "unacceptable" harm to the environment.
In a full council meeting on Tuesday, November 26, councillors voted unanimously to object London Luton Airport's proposed expansion to 32 million passengers per annum (mppa).
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The motion was proposed by John Hale, county councillor for Colney Heath and Marshalswick. He said: "Expanding the airport to 32 million passengers a year when we are trying to reduce carbon emissions is madness.
"The impact on residents in terms of increased noise and pollution is unacceptable. I am pleased that the motion got the support of all parties at the council."
The motion also called for expansion plans to be deferred until the new government has responded to a letter from the Committee on Climate Change.