London Luton Airport Limited


Update on our airport expansion proposals

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Future Luton and our vision for sustainable growth 2020-2050

We first announced our intention to seek consent for long-term expansion of London Luton Airport with publication in December 2017 of our Vision for Sustainable Growth 2020-2050.

The vision outlined LLAL’s intention “to make best use of the existing runway at LTN to provide the maximum benefit to the local and sub-regional economy; to deliver good levels of service; and to actively manage environmental impacts at the local and wider levels in line with our wider commitment to responsible and sustainable development.”

This project was later called Future Luton. LLAL is committed to involving and consulting you in every step on this important journey. The latest developments are detailed on our dedicated FutureLuton project website..

LTN is owned by LLAL, which is in turn wholly owned by Luton Borough Council. In the five-year period to December 2019, LTN was growing faster than anyone could have predicted and consolidated its position as the fifth busiest airport in the UK. By the end of that year, LTN was operating just under its current planning limit of 18mppa.

It is our responsibility to plan for LTN’s long-term future and ensure that everyone can enjoy the benefits of this growth.

In February 2019, we announced our preferred option for the long-term development of London Luton Airport, and confirmed our intention to submit a Development Consent Order application to the government which will seek an expanded capacity of 32 million passengers per annum (mppa).

In a second public consultation about the proposals, which took place in late 2019, we provided more detail about how we intended to provide a second terminal and associated additional infrastructure to enable us to move towards making best use of our existing single runway, in line with government policy. We also outlined how we proposed to minimise and mitigate environmental impacts.

For the latest information, please also visit the FutureLuton website.

Our sustainability strategy

Please find a link to our sustainability strategy below. This is a living document and something that we will review on a regular basis to ensure that it remains relevant and challenging.

Read our sustainability strategy.

Separately, we've worked alongside the airport operator, London Luton Airport Operations Limited, to assist them in developing a new responsible business strategy. This includes a series of sustainability targets between now and 2025.

Read the airport operator’s Responsible Business Strategy here.

Land Referencing guidance sheet

Land Referencing plays an important role in the preparation of an application for any major infrastructure project, including applications for a Development Consent Order (DCO).

Land Referencing is the process of identifying people and organisations that have a legal interest in:

  • property or land that may be required for a proposed development
  • or property or land which is not required for the development itself, but is in an area which may be affected by the proposed development

With this information we will be able to keep people informed about our proposals and ensure they receive statutory notifications about our proposals to ensure their interests are represented in the planning process. This includes sending pre-application consultation letters to people identified through the Land Referencing process.

This guidance sheet provides information about how we will be carrying out Land Referencing for the proposed expansion of London Luton Airport, and addresses some commonly asked questions on the Land Referencing process.

Click here for the guidance sheet

Air quality monitoring

See our air quality monitoring page for more information.

New air quality monitoring from summer 2019

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