CILT(UK) publishes paper on UK airport expansion

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The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK – CILT(UK)­ – the leading professional body for logistics and transport professionals, has released a paper on airport expansion in the UK.

Produced by the Institute’s Aviation Policy Group, part of the Public Policies Committee, the paper summarises recent decisions and activity on several UK airport expansion proposals – including Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton, Manston, Stansted, Bristol, Leeds Bradford and Southampton.

Led by aviation expert Paul Le Blond FCILT, whose career at BAA included working at airport inquiries and whose book Inside London’s Airports Policy was published in 2019, the paper has been produced by experts and practitioners from across CILT’s Public Policies Committee.

The paper covers topics including levelling up/union connectivity, climate change and decarbonisation, air quality, noise, other environmental issues, surface access and sub national transport bodies/local authorities and relates them to current UK airport expansion policy.

CILT’s interest in airport expansion arises from its concern to ensure the sector is able to continue to be successful without harming the global and local environments, and this is a central theme in the paper.

Commenting on the launch of the paper, Daniel Parker-Klein, director of policy and communications at CILT (UK) said: “This paper offers an objective view of the airport expansion options based on the knowledge and experience of our members. With releasing this report, we seek to contribute to the debate through a balanced and informed analysis of all of the options currently available. We hope this paper is useful in future airport expansion planning and consideration.”

To read the paper in full, visit: https://bit.ly/airportexpansioncilt.