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What if an application is considered by committee?

 

Only a small number of applications are considered by the Development Control Committee

Where applications are scheduled to be considered by the committee, an agenda is produced and published on our website before the meeting.

Applicants/agents and those who have made representations on the application are notified of the committee date and the recommendation and given information regarding our Right to Speak rules.

During the coronavirus pandemic and in order to observe social distancing rules, the Council have arranged for access to Development Control Committee meetings to continue for the public, with the use of written representations rather than attendance in person. Committee meetings are currently taking place virtually using Skype.

Whilst members of the public are encouraged to join the meeting to hear the debate, submissions will need to be in written form for Development Control Committee whilst virtual meetings are in place.

Where applications are scheduled to be considered by the committee, an agenda is produced and published on our website before the meeting.

Applicants/agents and those who have made representations on the application are notified of the committee date and the recommendation and given information regarding our Right to Speak rules.

The full details are available by emailing [email protected].

London Luton Airport, Airport Way, Luton 21/00031/VARCON: Variation of Conditions 8 (passenger throughput cap), 10 (noise contours), 22 (car parking management), 24 (travel plan) and 28 (approved plans and documents) to Planning Permission 15/00950/VARCON (dated 13 October 2017) to accommodate 19 million passengers per annum and to amend the day and night noise contours.

Between October and November 2020 the airport operator (London Luton Airport Operations Ltd, LLAOL) consulted on proposals and then submitted a planning application in January 2021 seeking the increase in capacity of Luton Airport in terms of passenger numbers from 18 to 19 million per year and amendments to the current noise contours.

This application will be considered by the Council’s Development Management Committee on the 30 November 2021.

The application will be determined in line with standard procedures, taking into account the council’s Local Plan and national planning policy and guidance, and other material considerations.

The operator’s proposals are separate to, and do not affect, the plans consulted on in late 2019 by the council company London Luton Airport Ltd, now trading as Luton Rising, to increase long-term capacity of the airport to 32mppa.

Details of Development Management Committee Meeting on 30 November 2021 and in the case of business not being concluded by 10pm, it will reconvene on 1 December 2021. The time allowance allocated to those who have registered speakers is as follows:

  • 4 minutes each for Interest Groups (comprising someone who has made representations on behalf of a group of people based on technical expertise);
  • 2 minutes each for interested parties;
  • 30 minutes in total for the applicant.

The meeting(s) will be hybrid and you are able to attend in person at the Town Hall or join remotely.

Please note: there is limited capacity in the committee room for people attending in person, therefore priority attendance will be given to those registered to speak.

All meetings are livestreamed, therefore, you will be able to watch the meeting online using the link on the agenda. As there are a great many people interested in this item, we strongly encourage remote attendance and participation due to on going concerns with Covid transmission and public health.

If you are speaking, please arrive at the Town Hall by 5:45pm or ensure you have joined the remote meeting by that time on both evenings (if applicable).

Each party can register to speak regardless of the recommendation. Please note that councillors do not have to accept the officer’s recommendation, but where this happens, they must give reasons why they have overturned the recommendation.

Links to the Council’s Right to Speak procedure for remote and in person attendance the full Committee protocol were provided on your notification letter.

The full details are available in the documents below:

 

Contact info
Development control
Luton Council, Town Hall, George Street, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1 2BQ


[email protected]

 

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