The expansion of London Luton Airport would increase noise and air pollution for surrounding communities in Hitchin & Harpenden. It would also place an excessive strain on local transport networks – leaving our rural roads and train system under real pressure.
Since he was first elected in 2017, Bim has opposed any plans to expand Luton Airport. That includes both the ongoing threat of an expansion to 32 million passengers per annum, which continues to be in the pipeline, and also the proposed expansion to 19 million passengers currently being considered. The latter expansion was called in by the Secretary of State thanks to Bim’s work alongside local community groups and will now be decided independently.