RAF Northolt (1)

MQT on 2014-03-19
Session date: 
March 19, 2014
Question By: 
James Cleverly
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Do you know if the Government undertook an 'extension consultation' and 'environmental assessment' before deciding to increase commercial flights at RAF Northolt, as per your Ambient Noise Strategy?


Answer for RAF Northolt (1)

Answer for RAF Northolt (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am not aware of the full details of what consultation and assessment might have been undertaken to support the Government's decision. While I understand there was local consultation, including with LB Hillingdon Council, I was not involved in this process, despite previous Ministerial commitments that any changes in airfield use would be subject to thorough consultation.

I don't have the statutory planning powers to intervene in this case, but I am writing to the Secretary of State for Defence to inquire about the consultation underlying the Government's decision.