Call for Lydd Airport expansion inquiry to be extended
which ends in 2 weeks, to be extended. The airport in Kent wants to lengthen its
runway and build a new terminal to provide an international service. The new runway
would be within 0.3 miles of Greatstone Primary School, and campaigners want more
evidence on the noise impacts on the school as it was important the childrens’
education did not suffer.
inquiry into the proposal, which ends in two weeks, to be extended.
provide an international service.
school, but campaigners argue the inquiry needs more evidence.
of almost 300m (328yds) and a new terminal. But the government ruled there should
be a public inquiry.
Lydd Airport is expanded could damage pupils’ ability to learn.
has in excess of 360 primary age and 50 nursery age children, should not be jeopardised
by the extension of the runway and “the potential increase in large passenger
have said the report from the airport’s owners is not detailed enough.
would be of “negligible significance”.
closed windows and a new ventilation system, with all the measures being paid
for by the airport.
cost could become “an important factor” in the expansion of the airport, it was
equally important to ensure the children’s education did not suffer.
be affected and the report’s findings needed more detail as the cost of the works
had not been calculated.
be insufficiently protected, and they want the inquiry extended so a fully costed
report can be drawn up.