Luton Airport: Planning Permission

Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities written question – answered at on 1 February 2022.

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Photo of Daisy Cooper Daisy Cooper Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Health and Social Care), Deputy Leader, Liberal Democrats

To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, pursuant to the Answer of 15 December 2021 to Question 90949 on Luton Airport: Planning Permission and with reference to his issuing of an Article 31 Direction, if he will commission a sustainability report from the Civil Aviation Authority on (a) carbon emissions, (b) air and (c) noise pollution, in order to inform his decision on whether to call in planning application reference 21/00031/VARCON for determination.

Photo of Christopher Pincher Christopher Pincher Minister of State (Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities)

The application is currently being considered against call-in policy, as set out in the Written Ministerial Statement of 26 October 2012*.

The question of call-in does not relate to determining the merits of the scheme, but rather whether it raises issues of more than local importance. Policy is to be very selective about calling in planning applications.

*https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201213/cmhansrd/cm121026/wmstext/121026m0001.htm#12102628000003

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