Lilley calls for massive write-in to Minister on Luton Airport proposals

- Tuesday, 19th November 2002

 

Peter Lilley, MP for Hitchin and Harpenden, has called on the people of
Hitchin and Harpenden to write to the Transport Secretary opposing plans to
over-expand Luton Airport before 30th November.

Peter Lilley told a second crowded meeting in Harpenden on Friday 15th
November:

"It is vital that local people who want to express their firm opposition to
the plans to over-expand Luton Airport to the size of Gatwick write to the
Transport Secretary stating their objections before the end of the
consultation on 30th November. Even after that date - which we are trying to
get extended - representations will probably still be considered but it is
best to write before then.

"I shall continue to oppose the plan and the unfair way government seems to
be treating people affected by their plans for Luton. I have tabled
Parliamentary Questions challenging Ministers to spell out the status of
proposal for a new long runway at Luton - whether it is a fixed assumption
(as the Consultants? Study says) or merely an option depending on the
outcome of consultation - as is the case for other airports in the South
East.

"I am working with other Hertfordshire MPs to defend Hertfordshire against
the potentially devastating effect of over expansion of airports. Yesterday
we met County Councillors and were briefed by Charlie Watson, Herts County
Council Environment Director. It was agreed that we would do all in our
power to alert our constituents to the threat facing the County."

 

 

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