The second series of consultation meetings for the expansion of Luton Airport is now underway.

London Luton Airport Ltd confirmed another public consultation on its proposed long-term expansion started yesterday (October 16).

This will run for nine weeks until December 16.

34 consultation events will take place across the region between October 25 and December 7.

People will have the opportunity to look at plans, speak with project team members and provide their views.

The airport has proposed plans to expand to 32 million passengers by 2039 by providing a second terminal north of the runway.

Its proposals also include an extensive new airfield infrastructure and a third station.

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

MP Anne Main (centre, left) Aviation Minister Peter Maynard (centre) with representatives from St Albans Quieter Skies. Photo: Office of Anne Main.

The airport said the development could create an estimated 16,000 jobs.

London Luton Airport Ltd programme delivery director Ciaran Scanlon said: “We recognise that our proposals would bring impacts for the environment and people who live and work nearby.

“That is why we are absolutely committed to bringing forward expansion with the highest standards of public interest and are setting out measures to tackle noise, climate change, air quality and travel to and from the airport.”

London Luton Airport Ltd said there will also be proposals to improve noise insulation schemes for people who may be most affected by an expanded airport.

People in St Albans have previously complained about the noise coming from the airport and MP Anne Main has spoken with aviation minister, Paul Maynard, to discuss their frustrations.

She met with Mr Maynard on Tuesday (October 15) to discuss the expansion and noise.

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

St Albans MP Anne Main and Aviation Minister Paul Maynard. Photo: Office of Anne Main.

Mrs Main said: “Local people need to feel that they are being listened to and that action is being taken when airports step out of line."

She added: "I will ensure residents continue to have their voices heard.”

London Luton Airport Ltd intends to submit its application in summer 2020.

A decision by the Secretary of State for Transport could be made towards the end of 2021.