London City Airport Planning Appeal

MQT on 2015-09-16
Session date: 
September 16, 2015
Question By: 
John Biggs
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


I note that you have decided to put aside some £525,000 from the GLA's planning smoothing reserve to commission specialist external consultants to support the preparation and planning of your appeal case at the forthcoming public enquiry. If the public enquiry goes in favour of London City Airport will you admit you were wrong to ignore your own planning officers' advice by directing LB Newham refuse the application?


Answer for London City Airport Planning Appeal

Answer for London City Airport Planning Appeal

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I directed Newham Council to refuse the planning application because I considered it did not adequately mitigate and manage its adverse noise impacts. This remains my view which I am confident will be upheld by the Inspector at the forthcoming Public Inquiry.