LDA Land Around City Airport

MQT on 2006-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2006
Question By: 
Damian Hockney
One London Party
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Does the LDA own any land around City airport which might be needed for future expansion?


Answer for LDA Land Around City Airport

Answer for LDA Land Around City Airport

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The airport has a long lease on land now owned by the LDA. A further expansion of the airport may require the LDA to agree to lease additional land to the airport. Every proposal to lease land from the LDA is subject to careful consideration and corporate approval processes. If the airport wanted to increase the area of land it has leased from the LDA, the potential for further regeneration of the area together with any potential environmental impact would need to be considered. Furthermore, any expansion, which is likely in the run up to the Olympics, should not prejudice an overall review of the airport's role following the construction of Crossrail.