Planned Airport Development

Why is CADP needed now?

When the Airport prepared its Additional Movements scheme planning application for up to 120,000 noise factored movements in 2007 (subsequently approved in 2009), it was not considered necessary to provide additional infrastructure to meet the forecast number of aircraft movements.

The 2007 application predicted the attainment of 120,000 noise factored movements by 2010 with 3.9 million passengers. However, the changes described above – larger aircraft and greater passenger numbers - have resulted in a significant change to the Airport’s medium to long term requirements.

By 2021, over 100,000 noise factored movements are expected, carrying in the order of 6 million passengers. To be ready to meet this challenge, LCY needs to begin preparing its facilities now.