Peter Lilley, MP for Hitchin and Harpenden, is to attend a series of public meetings across Hitchin and Harpenden to discuss the threats posed by Luton Airport’s Master Plan. The first is at 7.30pm Friday 25th November at the Fellowship Hall in Whitwell. He will emphasise that the operator?s proposals are not a fait accompli and massive, reasoned opposition could still defeat them.
Peter Lilley said: “I will be attending these meeting to listen to the concerns of my constituents starting in one of the villages that would be most closely affected by Luton Airport?s monstrous plans.
“The message I will bring is that these plans are not a fait accompli. It is vital that local residents who oppose overexpansion on this scale make their voices heard. Massive, reasoned opposition could still defeat this arrogantly named ?Master Plan?. All the evidence ? especially that provided by the government itself ? demonstrates that Luton is the least suitable site for a major airport.
“Residents of Whitwell and, indeed, of other closely affected villages like Peter?s Green, are concerned about the greater noise and air pollution that an increased number of airplanes using the airport will generate as well as the extra 25 million passengers disgorged onto local roads.
I hope to attend subsequent meetings in Kimpton, Harpenden and elsewhere early in the New Year.
I shall be listening to the residents? concerns and raising them forcefully not only with the airport operator but also with the Minister for Transport.?