Mayor of London Blocks City Airport Expansion

city aiiMayor of London Boris Johnson has directed Newham Council to refuse the London City Airport planning application that would have increased noise for thousands of residents across East London.

The plans were found to be contrary to London Plan policies 6.6 (Aviation) and 7.15 (Reducing and managing noise, improving and enhancing the acoustic environment and promoting appropriate soundscapes) as it does not adequately mitigate and manage its adverse noise impacts.

The refusal has been widely welcomed by campaigners.

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