LLAOL published its Development Brief, setting out its vision for the next phase of development at London Luton Airport in September 2001. 'The Brief' has been formally adopted by Luton Borough Council as Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG) and has guided recent decision-making with respect to airport related development. The status of the Brief as SPG means that it is a significant material consideration in any planning application and, therefore, that proposals complying with it may be considered likely to obtain planning permission subject to their environmental effects and mitigating measures.
In December 2003 the Government published The Future of Air Transport White Paper outlining a balanced framework for the development of air transport to 2030.
The White Paper indicated that there is sufficient demand for London Luton Airport to grow to 30 million passengers per annum in 2030. The Government then asked airport operators to publish a Master Plan outlining proposals for growth.
London Luton Airport Operations Ltd.(LLAOL), published its draft Master Plan in October 2005.
6th July 2007, London Luton Airport withdrew the draft Master Plan and is to focus future development proposals on making the most of the existing site.
These proposals will be issued in due course.