Norton Rose Fulbright advises on successful planning appeal for City Airport expansion

Global Business July 27, 2016

Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has advised London City Airport on its successful planning appeal for the £344 million City Airport Development Programme (CADP).

CADP will deliver additional aircraft stands, a parallel taxiway and an extension to the passenger terminal. This will enable the airport to handle more aircraft during peak hours, as well as accommodating the next generation of quieter more fuel efficient aircraft. he improved terminal will provide an improved passenger experience for the predicted growth in passengers at the airport.

London City Airport estimates the project will create 1,600 airport jobs for staff, together with 500 construction jobs, and could potentially contribute £1.5 billion to the UK economy by 2025. The airport will also make a significant investment in the DLR (Docklands Light Railway) network and improve other transport links in the area.

Duncan Field, head of planning, UK, Norton Rose Fulbright, comments:

“This is great news for London and the UK. After a lot of hard work by the entire project team, we are delighted that the airport finally has the planning permission it needs to continue to grow. With its proximity to Central London and its fast processing times, the airport will remain a compelling choice for passengers.”

The Norton Rose Fulbright team was led by Duncan Field and included Sarah Bischoff and Victoria Watson in the planning team. They were assisted by Katherine Forster, Jemima Grimshaw and Kinga Metkowski, and supported by real estate partner Neil Biswas and associate Paul Matthews.

Michael Humphries QC and Hugh Flanagan represented the airport at the planning appeal.

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