RAF Northolt (4)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-03-19
Session date: 
March 19, 2014
Reference: 
2014/1711
Question By: 
James Cleverly
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Have you made an assessment of the impact on local traffic around RAF Northolt, as a result of the Government's decision to increase commercial flights?

Answer

Answer for RAF Northolt (4)

Answer for RAF Northolt (4)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I have not had the opportunity to do so. While I understand there was local consultation, including with LB Hillingdon Council, I was not involved in the consultation and assessment process, despite previous Ministerial commitments that any changes in airfield use would be subject to thorough consultation.

A number of local roads are very well used and are subject to delays and congestion. I would therefore expect 5,000 additional commercial flights per year to be highly likely to worsen local traffic conditions materially.