Additional runway capacity in the South East
In 2013 we entered into the debate around additional runway capacity for London and the South East as part of the Davies Commission enquiry and made a submission to the Airport Commission.
Through our knowledge of developing major transport initiatives such as HS2 and Crossrail we brought new and innovative thinking to the problem of additional runway capacity in the South East. We took a holistic view of the transport infrastructure for the whole south east region.
A new four runway airport at Luton is by far the best solution. Thameslink and the new north south Crossrail 2 would link directly to the new terminals with journeys directly to Euston in 25 minutes
Phased expansion for future connectivity
Luton Airport is strategically well placed for transport connectivity, close to the M1/A1 and East/West coast mainlines, and located between two large populations of London and the East Midlands. Development here would expose fewer people to noise pollution and congestion than development at Heathrow or Gatwick. The existing airport could be incrementally expanded to create a Hub Airport with multiple runways, with potential to strategically plan for Thameslink and possible Crossrail 2 connectivity.