Newsletter 83 - 29 August 2018

FINAL & LAST CALL TO RESPOND TO LONDON LUTON AIRPORT CONSULTATION 2018 ON MAKING BEST USE OF OUR RUNWAY CLOSES 31.8.18

Dear supporters,

LONDON LUTON AIRPORT LTD NON-STATUTORY CONSULTATION: Future LuToN Making Best Use of Our Runway

closes 31 August 2018 - this Friday at 5.00pm.

Many thanks to those of you who were able to make the Consultation's Public Events in Pitstone and Tring, which we hope were useful. We, and others,Ask had to lobby for these Events to happen, for as you know, they weren't originally planned by LLAL, so it was particularly encouraging to have such a good turnout and to see that networking did work!

THIS IS A FINAL AND LAST CALL FOR YOU TO RESPOND TO THE CONSULTATION WHICH CLOSES AT 5.00PM ON 31.8.18 SO THIS FRIDAY.

Do please find a few minutes to fill in the on-line Questionnaire, adding as much comment as you wish. This can be accessed using the feedback form at:

www.futureluton.llal.org.uk

Alternatively if you're quick, you can respond by post to:

FREEPOST FUTURE LUTON LLAL (no stamp required).

It isn't necessary to answer all the questions but here are a few suggestions for your comment box!

  • No recognition of the impact on or status of the Chilterns AONB, nor its communities
  • No respite from LLA's operations as area overflown by Westerly departures and Easterly arrivals
  • Flights at low levels between 3-5,000ft for arrivals and some 4-6,000 ft for departures
  • LLA's Annual Monitoring Report 2017 shows complaints have risen from just over 4,000 in 2016 to nearly 15,500 in 2017 (see p42 of this document online)
  • Current LLA Noise Action Plan therefore not working in mitigating noise
  • Currently no limits on night flights, unlike all other London airports (Heathrow, Stansted, City, Gatwick) & high number of operations in noise-sensitive periods between 6-7.00am and 23.00-24.00pm.
  • Ask for a statutory ban on night flights to bring LLA in line with other London airports
  • Ask for limit on cargo flights - usually at night and often noisiest
  • Ask for operational procedures which will reduce noise
  • Ask for operators to use most modern and quietest aircraft

The CCG Steering Group will be responding but

IT REALLY MAKES A HUGE DIFFERENCE TO HAVE A HIGH NUMBER OF INDIVIDUAL RESPONSES,

SO PLEASE DO YOUR UTMOST TO ADD YOUR VOICE.

UPDATE ON HS2

Important HS2 Meeting Sunday 16 September 2018, 2.30-6.00pm. Jubilee Centre, Balsall Common.

Organised by Archie Taylor of Burton Green and Richard Lloyd of Berkswell, whether you or your Action Group are still active, this could be a crucial meeting for all who oppose HS2.

The focus of the meeting will be on the rising costs of HS2 against the background of Brexit and how these facts can be usefully deployed to make a final challenge to the project. The guest speaker will be Michael Byng, an authority on cost estimates, who has worked with Lord Berkeley to produce a report which shows that the cost of the whole project will be around £100b. with Phase 1 completion now delayed until 2030.

Coffee and biscuits will be available but anything more substantial can be bought at the nearby Tesco's store.

For further info please contact Archie at: archietaylor787@yahoo.co.uk

HS2 Contractors' Working Hours

If contractors seek to speed up completion of work, they might consider working over some 24 hour periods. If this is against the Code of Working Practice for your area, should you hear any whispers of this, do please alert your Parish, Town or County Councillor.

Together, we give power to the message.

Best wishes to you all.

Steering Group

Chiltern Countryside Group

www.chilterncountrysidegroup.org

01442 905 992