RAF Northolt

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-06-22
Session date: 
June 22, 2017
Reference: 
2017/2566
Question By: 
Navin Shah
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Do you support cross-party campaign to stop more commercial flights at RAF Northolt?

Answer

Answer for RAF Northolt

Answer for RAF Northolt

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Aviation noise remains a deeply troubling issue for Londoners.

RAF Northolt exists to fulfil a particular role for the UK Government and I would be greatly concerned if it sought to broaden its activity with growth in its commercial operations. Moreover, RAF Northolt should not use its status as a military airfield to avoid the public scrutiny that would apply to any civil airfield.

I will continue to monitor the situation and seek to ensure that no changes occur at RAF Northolt without the consent of local communities.