City Airport expansion refused by Newham Council

Newham Council have rejected an application to increase capacity and flights at City Airport.

The meeting was held at 2pm today (Monday 10 July) with Officers’ recommending refusal, which councillors agreed to.

Seen from passing DLR

Proposals would see “up to 9 million passengers per annum (currently limited to 6.5 million), arrivals and departures on Saturdays until 18.30 with up to 12 arrivals for a further hour during British Summer Time (currently allowed until 12.30), modifications to daily, weekend and other limits on flights and minor design changes”

This isn’t the first time expansion plans have been pushed by the airport. London Mayor had previously made a decision allowing the airport to buy land which enabled expansion as one of his first acts as Mayor in 2016.

2017 plans

The airport then revealed plans for expansion in 2017.

Mayor Khan then later changed position.

Since 2017 work has been undertaken on:

  • Extension to the deck over the KGV Dock to create the parallel taxi lane, runway hold and eight new stands (four of which have been brought into operation);
  • Erection of a temporary noise barrier to the east of the existing East Pier where the four new stands have become operational;
  • Foundations and deck for the East Terminal Extension (ETE) and New East Pier
  • The shell and core of the East Energy Centre (EEC) building.


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