London Luton Airport Expansion

Consultation closes: 16th December 2019 Email:

London Luton Airport has already doubled its passenger numbers from 9 million to 18 million a year since 2013. And now they are at it again – seeking to nearly double passenger numbers to 32 million per annum.

The Ver Valley Society is committed “…to ensure that no initiatives are taken which might endanger the river or valley”. We oppose the development and urge you to respond to the current consultation and oppose the development too.

50% More Flights – much more noise
If the expansion goes ahead there would be a 50% increase in the number of flights and no change in the flight paths or reduction in night time flights. For the Ver Valley that means much more noise which will impact on the tranquility of the area, especially around Redbournbury – one of most popular areas to relax. Escaping along the River Ver is a wonderful way to boost your mental and physical wellbeing. It’s worth noting that Hertfordshire County Council have opposed the development because of the impact on residents in terms of increased noise and pollution.

More water for Luton, less for the River Ver
The almost doubling of passenger numbers will make the airport an even larger user of water than it is now. Presently water from the aquifers below the Ver Valley are already being diverted to the Lea Valley to serve Luton. This increased demand can only mean there will be more pressure on the River Ver, our over-abstracted chalk stream and the River Lea too.

Please Respond
All responses count. Simply email including your name, address and postcode and…

  1. You could keep it simple by just replying “No Expansion”
  2. You could oppose on grounds of more noise and less water for the River Ver
  3. Use this page for more text options
  4. Look at  for the full consultation documents and other ways of responding
Ver Valley Society