London Assembly meeting on City Airport deferred to autumn

25.5.2010   (

The London Assembly Environment Committee’s 10 June public meeting on expansion
at London City Airport has been deferred.

In March this year, the Committee launched an inquiry into the environmental
controls around the expansion of the East London airport, which could see flights
increase from 91,000 to 120,000 annually. [1]

The deferral of the June meeting enables the Committee to conduct further background
work, including a site visit.   It also allows the Committee to await the outcome
of the current Judicial Review of the decision to permit expansion and assess
how it will impact on operations at the airport. [2]

The Committee intends to reschedule a public meeting for the autumn. In the meantime,
members of the public are encouraged to continue sharing their views on how flights
at London City Airport affect them by completing a short survey at:


Notes for Editors:

  1. Details of the investigation into City Airport are available at:
  2. On 5 January 2010 the High Court granted permission for a Judicial Review of
    Newham Council’s decision to allow expansion at London City Airport.
  3. A press release issued on 12 March announcing the launch of the investigation
    and survey is available at:
  4. As well as investigating issues that matter to Londoners, the London Assembly
    acts as a check and a balance on the Mayor.