On Tuesday 3rd February 2015, planning permission was granted to expand London City Airport by the London Borough of Newham, paving the way for a £200 million investment.
The investment will enable the airport to operate up to a permitted 111,000 annual flights, from the 70,000 currently flying.
The plans include developing existing infrastructure to increase runway capacity, to allow more take-offs and landings at peak times and to accommodate the next generation of quieter, more fuel efficient aircraft. These aircraft have longer ranges and will open up new markets not currently served from London City Airport.
Bickerdike Allen Partners have been assisting London City Airport on environmental noise matters for over 25 years since in its inception as a Stolport in 1987 from which the first flights occurred from East London in 1987, right through to the present day.