London Luton Airport Expansion

What happens next

Registration closes on Friday 23 June 2023 at 23:59

Once the Applicant has published and notified people of an accepted application, the Planning Inspectorate has approximately three months to prepare for the Examination. During this Pre-examination stage, you will be able to register to become an Interested Party on the application by making a Relevant Representation. You will always have at least 28 days to register with us*.

View the acceptance letter.

An Examining Authority will now be appointed to examine the application. All Interested Parties and other statutory bodies will be notified of the appointment after it has been made.

When to register:

  • The date when you can start to register will be published in the box at the top of this page. We will tell you when the registration period ends in the same place.
  • When registration begins, a link will appear at the top of this page where you will be able to register online.

During the Pre-examination stage, you will be able to:

  • View the application documents on this project page (or contact us to find out where these can be viewed locally).
  • Provide your views in writing via the Relevant Representation form available on this project page, or by post, at the appropriate time.
  • Read the views of all who have registered to have their say on this application.
  • Attend the Preliminary Meeting.

*If The Infrastructure Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2017 apply, this period is 30 days.

Timeline (6 items)

The Examining Authority has issued and published a Procedural Decision letter (PDF, 254 KB) which has been sent to the named recipients and is available to all parties and potential parties for information.

16 May 2023

The Applicant has submitted documents in response to Section 51 advice issued at Acceptance.

09 May 2023
Registration of interested parties begins
09 May 2023
Read the letter

The application has been accepted for examination

27 March 2023
Decision on whether or not to accept the application for examination
27 March 2023
Application received by the Planning Inspectorate
27 February 2023