London City Airport now re-consulting on its expansion planning application
London City Airport has a planning application, initially submitted in July 2013, originally with 28th October as the comment deadline, for “Works to demolish existing buildings and structures and provide additional infrastructure and passenger facilities at London City Airport without changes to the number of permitted flights or opening hours previously permitted pursuant to planning permission.” The comment deadline was extended to 18th December. The local authority, Newham Council, has now announced that it will be re-consulting on the application. The deadline for comment is now 10th July, with the application expected to go to committee on 23rd July 2014. There have so been 1,282 responses to the application, all of which appear to be objecting to it. The airport said last year they were extending the deadline so”as many local people and wider stakeholders as possible can make their voices heard.” There was another deadline of 2nd May, for a consultation on extra material the Mayor and Newham asked of the airport, including an Environmental Statement, addendum etc….
RE: RECONSULTATION FOLLOWING REVISIONS TO THE PLANNING APPLICATION INCLUDING ENVIRONMENTAL STATEMENT. SECOND ADDENDUM RECEIVED.
Planning Application CADP1:
Works to demolish existing buildings and structures and provide additional infrastructure and passenger facilities at London City Airport without changes to the number of permitted flights or opening hours previously permitted pursuant to planning permission 07/01510/VAR.
Detailed planning permission is being sought for:
(a) Demolition of existing buildings and structures;
(b) 4 no. upgraded aircraft stands and 7 new aircraft parking stands;
(c) Extension and modification of the existing airfield, including the creation of an extended taxilane;
(d) Emergency vehicle access point over King George V Dock;
(e) Replacement landside Forecourtto include vehicle circulation, pick up and drop off areas and hard and soft landscaping;
(f) Eastern Extension to the existing Terminal Building (including alteration works to the existing Terminal);
(g) Construction of a 3 storey passenger pier to the east of the existing Terminal;
(h) Erection of Noise Barriers;
(i) Western Extension and alterations to the existing Terminal;
(j) Western Energy Centre, storage, ancillary accommodation and landscaping;l;
(k) Facilitation Works including temporary coaching facility and extension to the outbound baggage area;
(l) Upgrading works to Hartmann Road;
(n) Passenger and staff parking, car hire parking, taxi feeder park and ancillary and related work;
(m) Passenger and staff parking, car hire parking, taxi feeder park and ancillary and related work;
(o) Eastern Energy Centre;
(p) Dock Source Heat Exchange System within King George V Dock; and
(q) Ancillary and related work
The applications is accompanied by an Environmental Statement.
London City Airport Hartmann Road Silvertown London E16 2PX
Documents etc (including consultation responses) can be seen at
There are so far 1,282 consultation responses, of which virtually all appear to be objections. See at consultation responses
Public consultation on London City Airport planning applications extended to 18th December 2013
29 October 2013 (Newham council)
Due to the number of responses to the London City Airport planning consultation, including many who have asked for extra time to submit a response, we have decided to extend the deadline from 28 October 2013 until midday on Wednesday 18 December 2013.
The major planning applications propose additional infrastructure, passenger facilities and a new hotel at the airport. We will shortly be publicising the extended consultation deadline including writing to more than 25,000 homes in the local area.
A Newham Council spokesperson said:
“We know these are major planning applications and we already had a significant response by 28 October. We have extended the deadline until 18 December to ensure as many local people and wider stakeholders as possible can make their voices heard.”
Read our planning application notice (PDF) to find out more about the extension.
Public consultation on London City Airport planning applications extended to 18th December
October 30, 2013
Newham Council are extending their public consultation on London City Airport planning applications to midday on 18 December 2013. The deadline had been 28th October, but the application is mainly online, and the council planning website was down during some of the time. The planning application was presented in such an impenetrable manner on the Newham website that it was effectively impossible for ordinary people to understand what was proposed. Now Newham says that : “Due to the number of responses to the London City Airport planning consultation, including many who have asked for extra time to submit a response, we have decided to extend the deadline…. The major planning applications propose additional infrastructure, passenger facilities and a new hotel at the airport. We will shortly be publicising the extended consultation deadline including writing to more than 25,000 homes in the local area.” Local campaigners welcomed the extension and said the impacts of the expansion by London City Airport will affect the local area for generations to come, so it is important that local residents have the opportunity to get their voices heard.
London City Airport expansion plan – inadequate consultation by Newham – but campaigners have produced guidance on how to respond
October 26, 2013
London City Airport applied back in July for expansion. While the application does not propose to increase the number of flights, it crucially changes the split between scheduled jets and jet centre movements leading to a change in the 2010 baseline public safety zone. The application is to demolish some buildings and structures, and upgrade four aircraft stands, adding 7 new aircraft parking stands. It would also mean extension and modification of the existing airfield, including the creation of an extended taxi lane.There would be changes to parking and vehicle access, and an extension to the terminal building. The consultation in on the Newham Council website (though on some days it has not bee accessible) – it ends on 28th October. There is a huge list of documents, with no accessible detail, making comment by ordinary people nearly impossible. London City Airport campaigners have located the key information, and produced a simple response email which anyone can (adapt and) use. There are real fears of more noise from the airport and building space removed form the enlarged public safety zones. Do send in a reply if you agree these proposals should be opposed.
London City Airport submits expansion plans – to enable 50,000 more aircraft movements per year – to Newham Council
September 19, 2013 .
London City Airport has submitted its expansion plans to Newham Council. The plans could see an extra 50,000 flight movements each year, from the current level of around 64,000 in 2012 to around 120,000 (the level that was permitted by Newham in July 2009). The planned expansion could see the airport handling up to 6 million passengers per year, compared to around 3 million in 2012. The plans (costing some £200 million) would include 7 new parking stands, parking stands enlarged to cater for larger aircraft, due to arrive in 2016, a new eastern passenger pier and associated works on a platform over the King George V Dock. Plans also include an extension to the aircraft taxiway running along the eastern length of the runway, and a new passenger forecourt in front of the terminal building, an extension of the terminal, a new office building (to replace City Aviation House) and a hotel. Passenger and staff car parking will re-organised. The airport says it needs these, as morning and evening business flights were almost at capacity. .
Residents seek caste-iron guarantee that new planes will be quieter as City Airport seeks to expand
July 27, 2013 HACAN East, the organisation which represents residents under the London City and Heathrow flight paths, is concerned that that City Airport’s expansion plans, to be announced soon, will result in more noise across East and South-East London. The airport is proposing to undertake a lot of work on its runway and taxiways to allow bigger planes to use the airport. It is also proposing to expand the terminal, build a hotel and create more parking. HACAN East chair, John Stewart, said, “City Airport claims that the new planes will be quieter than the large aircraft currently using the airport. But residents need a caste-iron guarantee that the planes will actually be quieter. People need assurances after 25 years of broken promises by the airport. It opened by telling residents that the airport would only use ‘whispering’ jets.” London City’s expansion plans now go to Newham Council, the planning authority for the airport, for approval.